A study was conducted to perform 3D microstructural analysis based on electron tomography. The study also attempted to investigate a unique domain structure in a Ni-Al-Ti alloy. A two-phase microstructure,composed of L1 2-ordered γ domains with cuboidal shape and an A1-disordered γ matrix exhibited secondary phase separation during aging precipitation of fine γ in each domain. A variety of precipitation behaviors and microstructural evolutions were observed in the second stage of phase separation, depending on on the alloy composition. The study also demonstrated tomographic DFTEM and EFTEM observations, to clarify the 3D morphology of the γ precipitates and compositional distribution in the phase-separated microstructure.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering