Intermetallics, May, 2014, Vol.48, p.3(7)
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.intermet.2013.08.017 Byline: C. Hochmuth, D. Schliephake, R. Volkl, M. Heilmaier, U. Glatzel Abstract: Mo-Si-B alloys with a molybdenum solid solution accompanied by two intermetallic phases and Mo.sub.5SiB.sub.2 are a prominent example for a potential new high temperature structural material. In this study the influence of 1, 2 and 4 at.% zirconium on microstructure and creep properties of Mo-9Si-8B (at.%) alloys produced by spark plasma sintering is investigated. Creep experiments have been carried out at temperatures of 1100 [degrees]C up to 1250 [degrees]C in vacuum. The samples exhibit sub-micron grain sizes as small as 450 nm due to the chosen production route. With addition of 1 at.% zirconium, formation of SiO.sub.2 on the grain boundaries can be prevented, thereby enhancing grain boundary strength and creep properties significantly. Moreover ZrO.sub.2 particles also enhance creep resistance of the molybdenum solid solution. Creep deformation is a combination of dislocation creep in the grains including dislocation-particle interaction and grain boundary sliding leading to intergranular fracture surfaces. It is promising to use grain size adjustments in order to balance the creep and oxidation resistance of the investigated material. Author Affiliation: (a) Metallische Werkstoffe, Universitat Bayreuth, Ludwig-Thoma-Str. 36b, 95447 Bayreuth, Germany (b) Institut fur Angewandte Materialien - Werkstoffkunde, Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie, Engelbert-Arnold-Str. 4, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany Article History: Received 10 April 2013; Revised 20 August 2013; Accepted 27 August 2013
Intermetallic Compounds -- Analysis ; Zirconium -- Analysis ; Building Materials -- Analysis ; Molybdenum Alloys -- Analysis ; Molybdenum -- Analysis ; Fracture (Materials) -- Analysis
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