Influence of Mo alloying on the thermal stability and hardness of ultrafine-grained Ni processed by high-pressure torsion

Garima Kapoor, Yi Huang, V. Subramanya Sarma, Terence G. Langdon, Jenő Gubicza

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Abstract

The influence of Mo alloying on the thermal stability of grain size, dislocation density and hardness of ultrafine-grained (UFG) Ni alloys was studied. The UFG microstructure in alloys with low (∼0.3 at.%) and high (∼5 at.%) Mo contents was achieved by high-pressure torsion (HPT) performed for 20 turns at room temperature. The thermal stability of the two alloys was studied by calorimetry. A Curie-transition from ferromagnetic to paramagnetic state was not found for the Ni–5% Mo alloy due to the high Mo content. It was found that heating at a rate of 40 K/min up to ∼850 K resulted in a complete recovery and recrystallization of the UFG microstructure in the alloy with 0.3% Mo. The same annealing for Ni–5% Mo led only to a moderate reduction of the dislocation density and the grain size remained in the UFG regime. Therefore, the higher Mo content yielded a much better thermal stability of the Ni alloy. The influence of the change of the microstructure during annealing on the hardness is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-368
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Research and Technology
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

Keywords

  • Dislocations
  • Grain size
  • Hardness
  • High-pressure torsion
  • Ni–Mo alloys
  • Thermal stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys

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