Effects of boron on the fracture behavior and ductility of cast Ti-6Al-4V alloys

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Author(s)

  • J. H. Luan
  • Z. B. Jiao
  • L. Heatherly
  • E. P. George
  • G. Chen

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-93
Journal / PublicationScripta Materialia
Volume100
Online published14 Jan 2015
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2015

Abstract

Minor amounts of boron additions have been found to greatly enhance the ductility of cast Ti-6Al-4V alloys, which was considered to be due to the grain-size refinement. In this paper, we report our interesting finding that the beneficial effect of boron on the ductility of the cast titanium alloys is due not only to the grain-size refinement but the enhancement of the prior-β grain-boundary cohesion by boron segregation at the grain boundaries, as evidenced by Auger electron microscopy.

Research Area(s)

  • Auger electron spectroscopy, Ductility, Fracture, Grain boundary segregation, Ti-6Al-4V alloy

Citation Format(s)

Effects of boron on the fracture behavior and ductility of cast Ti-6Al-4V alloys. / Luan, J. H.; Jiao, Z. B.; Heatherly, L.; George, E. P.; Chen, G.; Liu, C. T.

In: Scripta Materialia, Vol. 100, 15.04.2015, p. 90-93.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review