Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Nature of embrittlement ofα titanium alloys in the process of aging


  1. 1.

    C-Shaped curves were plotted for decomposition of the α solid solution in α titanium alloy Ti−6A1−6Zr, reflecting the kinetics of the formation of zones rich in zirconium and aluminum.

  2. 2.

    Rapid cooling (quenching) from the β, α+β, or upper limit of the α region sharply reduces the possibility of concentration heterogeneities being formed in the α solid solution and makes it possible to obtain the optimal combination of properties of α titanium alloys.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

Literature cited

  1. 1.

    K. Evans, Trans. Met. Soc. AIME245, No. 6, 1297 (1969).

  2. 2.

    F. A. Crossley, Met. Trans.1, No. 7, 1921 (1970).

  3. 3.

    F. A. Crossley, Trans. Met. Soc. AIME245, 963 (1969).

  4. 4.

    T. Namboodhiri et al., Met. Trans.,4, No. 5, 1323 (1973).

  5. 5.

    M. Blackburn, Trans. Am. Soc. Met.59, No. 3, 694 (1966).

  6. 6.

    I. Cavallaro and R. Wilcox Corrosion27, No. 4, 157 (1971).

  7. 7.

    V. S. Postnikov, Internal Friction in Metals and Alloys [in Russian], Metallurgiya, Moscow (1969).

  8. 8.

    J. V. Pavlinov, "Diffusion of metallic impurities in zirconium and titanium, Fiz. Met. Metalloved.24, No. 2, 272 (1967).

Download references

Additional information

Translated from Metallovedenie i Termicheskaya Obrabotka Metallov, No. 5, pp. 46–49, May, 1977.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Bodunova, M.B., Razuvaeva, I.N., Serebrenikova, N.A. et al. Nature of embrittlement ofα titanium alloys in the process of aging. Met Sci Heat Treat 19, 384–387 (1977).

Download citation


  • Aluminum
  • Titanium
  • Zirconium
  • Solid Solution
  • Titanium Alloy