We report systematic measurements of thermal transport properties of a Ni-Co-based superalloy at temperatures ranging from room temperature to around 800 K. In this temperature range, the thermal diffusivity and conductivity of the superalloy monotonically increase with an increase in the temperature, while the specific heat capacity is almost temperature-independent. We found that the observed thermal conductivity of the Ni-Co-based superalloy is higher than the electronic thermal conductivity expected from the Wiedemann-Franz law, indicating the substantial contribution of phonon thermal conductivity. The temperature dependence of the phonon thermal conductivity for the Ni-Co-based superalloy was observed to be weaker than that for other Ni-based alloys, which can be qualitatively explained by enhanced phonon scattering due to small γ′-phase precipitates in the superalloy. This result suggests possible tuning of the thermal conductivity of the superalloy based on phonon transport engineering.
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