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Journal Article


Nature Publishing Group


School of Engineering




National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51574128)

Guangdong Natural Science Foundation for Research Team (No. 2015A030312003)

Guangdong Natural Science Foundation (No. S2013010012147)

Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP110101653, DP130103592)

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ARC Numbers : DP110101653, DP130103592


Liu, L. H., Yang, C., Kang, L. M., Qu, S. G., Li, X. Q., Zhang, W. W., ... & Zhang, L. C. (2016). A new insight into high-strength Ti62Nb12. 2Fe13. 6Co6. 4Al5. 8 alloys with bimodal microstructure fabricated by semi-solid sintering. Scientific reports, 6(1), 1-7.


It is well known that semi-solid forming could only obtain coarse-grained microstructure in a few alloy systems with a low melting point, such as aluminum and magnesium alloys. This work presents that semi-solid forming could also produce novel bimodal microstructure composed of nanostructured matrix and micro-sized (CoFe)Ti2 twins in a titanium alloy, Ti62Nb12.2Fe13.6Co6.4Al5.8. The semi-solid sintering induced by eutectic transformation to form a bimodal microstructure in Ti62Nb12.2Fe13.6Co6.4Al5.8 alloy is a fundamentally different approach from other known methods. The fabricated alloy exhibits high yield strength of 1790 MPa and plastic strain of 15.5%. The novel idea provides a new insight into obtaining nano-grain or bimodal microstructure in alloy systems with high melting point by semi-solid forming and into fabricating high-performance metallic alloys in structural applications.



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