Analysis of Precipitate Redistribution in Inconel 617 Using Integrated Electron Backscatter Diffraction and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy
Inconel 617 (IN617), a candidate alloy for applications in the Next Generation Nuclear Plant, derives its oxidation resistance and strength at temperatures above 900°C from both solid solution strengthening and the precipitation of carbides . Cr-rich carbides (usually M23C6) reside primarily on grain boundaries, while Mo-rich carbides (usually M6C) tend to be within grains [1-4]. Both intragranular and intergranular carbides play an important role in the creep behavior of the alloy . During creep, intragranular carbides can dissolve and re-precipitate at grain boundaries, especially on boundaries in tension . While the precipitate distribution before and after creep deformation has been investigated, the role of grain boundary character has not been included in the analysis.
Megan Frary, Scott M. Schlegel, Sharla Hopkins, E. Young, James Cole, and Thomas Lillo. "Analysis of Precipitate Redistribution in Inconel 617 Using Integrated Electron Backscatter Diffraction and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy" Microscopy and Microanalysis 15.S2 (2009): 24.
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