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A High-Resolution Transmission of the Precipitation Process in a Electron Microscopy Study Dilute Ti-N Alloy

Sundararaman, D and Ranganathan, S and Raghunathan, VS (1996) A High-Resolution Transmission of the Precipitation Process in a Electron Microscopy Study Dilute Ti-N Alloy. In: Metallurgical And Materials Transactions A, 27 (10). pp. 2966-2977.

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Abstract

The precipitation processes in dilute nitrogen alloys of titanium have been examined in detail by conventional transmission electron microscopy (CTEM) and high-resolution electron microscopy (HREM). The alloy Ti-2 at. pct N on quenching from its high-temperature beta phase field has been found to undergo early stages of decomposition. The supersaturated solid solution (alpha''-hcp) on decomposition gives rise to an intimately mixed, irresolvable product microstructure. The associated strong tweed contrast presents difficulties in understanding the characteristic features of the process. Therefore, HREM has been carried out with a view to getting a clear picture of the decomposition process. Studies on the quenched samples of the alloy suggest the formation of solute-rich zones of a few atom layers thick, randomly distributed throughout the matrix. On aging, these zones grow to a size beyond which the precipitate/matrix interfaces appear to become incoherent and the alpha' (tetragonal) product phase is seen distinctly. The structural details, the crystallography of the precipitation process, and the sequence of precipitation reaction in the system are illustrated.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Minerals Metals Materials Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2009 06:30
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/19385

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