Publications in Scientific Journals:

R. Radis, M. Schaffer, M. Albu, G. Kothleitner, P. Pölt, E. Kozeschnik:
"Multimodal size distributions of γ' precipitates during continuous cooling of UDIMET 720 Li";
Acta Materialia, 57 (2009), 19; 5739 - 5747.

English abstract:
The technological properties of many nickel-based superalloys originate in the morphology and distribution of Ni3(Al,Ti) particles (γ' precipitates). Starting from the solution-annealed condition, the distribution and the morphology of γ' precipitates are investigated experimentally during continuous cooling of the nickel-base superalloy UDIMET720Li. Characterization of the precipitates is carried out by scanning electron microscopy and energy-filtered transmission electron microscopy investigations. Depending on cooling rate, monomodal, bimodal and even trimodal size distributions are observed. The experimental observations of the size distributions are confirmed by numerical simulations of the γ' precipitation kinetics. The theoretical background for occurrence of multimodal size distributions during continuous cooling is discussed.

Multimodal, Nickel alloy, Precipitation, Nucleation and growth, Phase transformation kinetics

"Official" electronic version of the publication (accessed through its Digital Object Identifier - DOI)

Created from the Publication Database of the Vienna University of Technology.