Evidence of an orthorhombic transition phase in a Ti-44Al-3Mo (at.%) alloy using in situ synchrotron diffraction and transmission electron microscopy
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- Institute of Materials Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Alloying of a binary system with an additional element often leads to the formation of new phases. In this work, a γ-TiAl based alloy with 3 at.% molybdenum was investigated, which was quenched from 1450 °C. Upon reheating, the formation of an orthorhombic phase was observed with the help of in situ high-energy X-ray diffraction. This phase formed at 600 °C and vanished again at 720 °C, and acts as a transition phase between the α 2 and the γ phase. Such a transition phase has not been observed before in this type of alloy. Additionally, transmission electron microscopy was used to study the microstructure of selected sample states on a sub-micrometer level. The orthorhombic phase formed fine lamellae inside the α 2 phase and the α 2 ′ martensite.