Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

7-2018

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Materials Characterization

Source ISSN

1044-5803

Abstract

A dilute Al-0.07Zr-0.02Sc-0.005Er-0.06Si (at.%) alloy was microalloyed with 0.08 at.% Nb or Ta. Atom-probe tomography reveals that, upon aging, Nb and Ta partition to the coherent L12-Al3(Zr,Sc,Er) nanoprecipitates (with average concentrations of 0.2 and 0.08 at.%, respectively), with both segregating at the matrix/nanoprecipitate heterophase interface. This is consistent with the Nb- and Ta-modified alloys exhibiting, as compared to the unmodified alloy: (i) higher peak microhardness, from a higher nanoprecipitate volume fraction and/or lattice parameter mismatch; and (ii) improved aging resistance, from slower nanoprecipitate coarsening due to the small diffusivities of niobium and tantalum in aluminum. Analogous results were previously reported for a V-modified alloy.

Comments

Accepted version.Materials Characterization, Vol. 141 (July 2018): 260-266. DOI. © 2018 Elsevier. Used with permission.

Dinc Erdeniz was affiliated with Northwestern University at the time of publicaiton.

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