Deformation of PST crystals of Ti46A18Nb and Ti46A18Ta

Yina Guo, Ronghua Liu, Hao Jin, Rui Yang, Aijun Huang, Mike Loretto

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The mechanisms of deformation in the gamma and alpha2 phases in PST crystals of Ti46A18Nb and of Ti46A18Ta (at%), which have been deformed in compression, have been investigated using TEM and EBSD. The crystals examined so far were not all perfectly aligned along [0001]α2 which led to lower flow stresses than would be expected for perfectly aligned [0001]α2 crystals because most of the strain could be relieved by slip in lamellae in soft orientations. It has been found that the deformation in the gamma in both the Ta and Nb-containing alloys was dominated by twinning which activated α-component slip in the alpha2 in grains where [0001]α2 was inclined to the stress axis. Virtually no slip has been observed in alpha2 grains, even when the stress axis was close to [0001]α2.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGamma Titanium Aluminide Alloys 2014
EditorsYoung-Won Kim, Wilfried Smarsly, Fritz Appel, Dennis M. Dimiduk, Junpin Lin
PublisherThe Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781118995587
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy 2014 - San Diego, United States of America
Duration: 16 Feb 201420 Feb 2014
Conference number: 4th

Publication series

NameTMS Annual Meeting


ConferenceInternational Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy 2014
Abbreviated titleISGTA 2014
CountryUnited States of America
CitySan Diego


  • Deformation
  • PST TiAl
  • Ti46A18Nb
  • Ti46A18Ta

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