The α2-to-O transformation in Ti-Al-Nb alloys

Muraleedharan, K. ; Banerjee, D. ; Banerjee, S. ; Lele, S. (1995) The α2-to-O transformation in Ti-Al-Nb alloys Philosophical Magazine Part A, 71 (5). pp. 1011-1036. ISSN 0031-8086

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The α2-to-O transformation, with its characteristic microstructural features, occurs across the entire range of compositions in alloys based on the Ti3A1-Ti2AINb system. In this paper, we describe the isothermal decomposition of the α2-to the O(O1)-phase in a Ti-28.5 at.% A1-13 at.% Nb alloy, in the first detailed study of this transformation. Both parent and product phases are ordered with an identical site occupancy. The transformation is accomplished by a lattice distortion and a small composition change. The microstructural features and patterns that evolve during the diffusional growth and coarsening of the O-phase are shown to be dominated by the strain energy associated with the transformation. The orientation relationships, habit plane and the self-accommodating nature of the product variants are therefore explained by simple analyses in terms of the phenomenological theory of martensitic transformations.

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