Effect of a High Magnetic Field on γ′ Phase for Ni-Based Single Crystal Superalloy During Directional Solidification
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The effect of a high magnetic field on the γ′ phase of Ni-based single crystal superalloy during directional solidification is investigated experimentally. The results clearly indicate that the magnetic field significantly reduces the γ′ phase size. Further, the quenching experiment is carried out, and the results found that the length of mushy zone is obviously decreased under a high magnetic field. Based on both experimental results and nucleation mechanism, it is found that the decrease of γ′ phase size should be attributed to the fact that a high magnetic field causes the increase of temperature gradient in front of solid/liquid interface and leads to the increase of undercooling of γ′ phase.
This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51604172, U1560202) and the Major Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51690162).
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