Simulations of structure formation in B2 type ordering with two step phase separation in Fe-Ni-Al alloys

Ryuichiro Oguma, Syo Matsumura, Minoru Doi, Satoshi Hata, Keisuke Ogata

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Abstract

The present authors recently developed a time-dependent Ginzburg-Landau (TDGL) formulation for ordering processes of B2 and D03 in binary alloys, taking into account the symmetrical relationships between these ordered phases. In this formulation, mean-field free energies are defined in a form of Landau type expansion with order parameters and a composition parameter. Interfacial energies due to local variations of degrees of order and composition are given in a gradient square approximation. Kinetic equations for time-evolution of the order parameters and the composition one are derived from the Ginzburg-Landau type potential consisting of the mean-field free energies and the interfacial energy terms. On the other hand, coauthors have investigated domain structures in two-step phase separation of Fe-based Fe-Ni-Al alloys. Micro-structures in the super alloys consist of B2 ordered domains and A2 disordered matrices in the first stage of phase separation. The second stage during a subsequent aging leads to formation of B2 domains and A2 phase regions in the former A2 matrices and B2 domains, respectively. The evolution of three-dimensional domain structures and composition profiles has been analyzed by electron tomography imaging and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. In this work the authors have applied the TDGL formulation to this alloy system, and performed three-dimensional numerical simulations assuming the thermal processing. The results of the simulations well reproduced the characteristics of the micro-structures obtained from the observations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Symposium on Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems
Subtitle of host publicationKeep Going Tohoku
Pages703-709
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event4th International Symposium on Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems: Keep Going Tohoku - Sendai, Japan
Duration: Dec 2 2012Dec 7 2012

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1518
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other4th International Symposium on Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems: Keep Going Tohoku
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period12/2/1212/7/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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