Ductility of undoped Ni3Al

Akihiko Chiba, Shuji Hanada, Sadao Watanabe, Takeshi Obana, Kazuo Tanosaki, Masayoshi Fujita

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Ductility of binary Ni3Al alloys having Al concentrations ranging from 23 to 26 mol% has been investigated using tensile tests. It was found that a recrystallized Ni–23Al alloy exhibits elongation of approximately 5%. Recrystallized Ni–23∼26Al alloys prepared in the present investigation were confirmed to be γ′ single phase by optical and transmission electron microscopy. Elongation of recrystallized alloys decreases with increasing Al concentration from 23 mol% to stoichiometry and recrystallized alloys containing more than 25% Al exhibit almost no elongation at 290 K. This ductilization behavior in Ni-rich Ni3Al alloys is explained by considering both Ni segregation to grain boundaries and decrease in ordering energy, caused by deviation away from stoichiometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-508
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Transactions, JIM
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1992


  • L1 ordered alloy
  • NiAl
  • ductility improvement
  • ductilization mechanism
  • intermetallic compound
  • mechanical property
  • nickel-aluminum alloy
  • ordering energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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