In situ straining TEM observation of fracture behavior in PST crystals of TiAl

Mingwei Chen, Da Chen, Dongliang Lin

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    Crack propagation process in TiAl alloy PST crystal has been investigated by in situ straining TEM observation. It has been found that the influence of lamellar boundaries on the fracture behaviors is connected with the types of interfaces (twin, pseudo-twin and α2/γ interfaces). Even though secondary microcracks always nucleate at α2/γ interfaces due to stress concentration, the crack growth is cleavage in α2 and γ phases rather than along interlamellae. When a crack meet γ/γ interfaces, its propagation can be inhibited and crack tips blunt by the slide of the interfaces. It also deserves to be mentioned that ductility of PST crystals has connection with the rate of crack propagation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1047-1052
    Number of pages6
    JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1
    EventProceedings of the 1994 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
    Duration: 1994 Nov 281994 Nov 30

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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