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Lattice Parameter Misfit Evolution During Creep of a Co-based Superalloy Single Crystal with Cuboidal and Rafted γ' Microstructures

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Author(s)

James Coakley, Eric Lass, Dong Ma, Matthew Frost, Howard Stone, David N. Seidman, David C. Dunand

Abstract

A [h00] oriented Co-based superalloy single crystal was crept under tension at 940 ◦C/100 MPa, resulting in a P-type raft morphology with extensive particle coalescence along the [h00] loading direction. However particle coalescence was also observed in two perpendicular directions on the (h00) plane, normal to the loading axis. Tensile creep experiments were performed with in-situ neutron diffraction at 800 ◦C/500 MPa on this initially rafted γ' microstructure, and for comparison at (i) 900 ◦C/260 MPa, and at (ii) 750 ◦C/875 MPa, both with initially cuboidal γ' microstructures. The alloy was shown to exhibit a positive lattice parameter misfit, and during the first hour of creep at 900 ◦C/260 MPa, the lattice parameter evolution indicated changes in phase composition associated with γ' dissolution as the alloy achieved phase equilibrium at 900 ◦C. For all three in-situ creep measurements, there was a significant divergence of γ' and γ lattice parameters as creep proceeded. The lattice parameter misfit values between the precipitates and the matrix approached their unconstrained values during creep, and were notably large compared to those of Ni-based superalloys. This is indicative of a loss of coherency at the precipitate/matrix interfaces. Such a loss of coherency at the precipitate/matrix interfaces will likely degrade certain mechanical properties such as fatigue resistance, as has been shown for the Ni-based superalloys.
Citation
ACTA Materialia

Keywords

neutron di?raction, superalloy, creep, mis?t, directional coarsening

Citation

Coakley, J. , Lass, E. , Ma, D. , Frost, M. , Stone, H. , Seidman, D. and Dunand, D. (2017), Lattice Parameter Misfit Evolution During Creep of a Co-based Superalloy Single Crystal with Cuboidal and Rafted γ' Microstructures, ACTA Materialia, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=923222 (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created June 12, 2017, Updated October 12, 2021