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Improvement of the Oxidation behavior of TiAl-alldoys by treatment with halogens

Donchev, A.; Richter, E.; Schuetze, M.; Yankow, R. A.


Titanium aluminides are of great interest for several structural high temperature applications because of their low specific weight (about 4 g/cm3) and their excellent high temperature strength. They could replace the much heavier high temperature steels or Ni-based superalloys (up to 9 g/cm3) which are usually in service. The implementation of this new group of intermetallic alloys in e.g. the aerospace or automotive industry is therefore due to economic and ecologic reasons. The use of TiAl-based alloys is still limited to a temperature of about 750 °C because of their poor oxidation resistance despite of their good mechanical properties which would allow the use at higher temperatures. The oxidation resistance can be improved significantly by small amounts of halogens such as fluorine, chlorine, bromine and iodine (so called halogen effect). A defined dose of these halogens has to be provided at the metal/oxide interface of the component. The halogens promote the selective formation of gaseous Al-halides at temperatures above 700 °C which are oxidised to Al2O3 during their outward diffusion through the naturally grown oxide scale. So finally a protective alumina scale is formed which is stable for long times even under thermocyclic exposure and wet atmospheres. In this paper the results of isothermal and thermocyclic high temperature oxidation tests of technical TiAl-alloys with and without halogen treatment are shown. Additionally the results of high temperature creep tests of halogen treated TiAl-alloys are presented and compared with the untreated alloys.

  • Intermetallics 14(2006)10-11, 1168-1174


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