This article discusses the competing mechanisms of martensite formation vs eutectoid decomposition via pearlitic or bainitic mechanisms during continuous cooling of a Ti-5 wt pct Cu hypoeutectoid alloy, which falls under the category of active eutectoid systems. Faster cooling rates result in a mixed microstructure of nanoscale bainite consisting of a far-from-equilibrium Ti 2Cu phase and martensitic alpha plates, as determined from three-dimensional atom probe (3DAP) coupled with energy-filtered transmission electron microscopy (EFTEM). Slower cooling resulted in near-equilibrium eutectoid-based microstructures.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science|
|Publication status||Published - May 2011|