On the Role of Superlattice Structures with Ni3X-type Composition in Selected Ni-Based Superalloys with Commercial Grades

  • H. M. TawancyEmail author
Technical Article


Close-packed superlattice derivatives of the face-centered cubic (fcc) structure with Ni3X-type composition in some commercial Ni-based superalloys have been characterized, and their effect on tensile strength has been determined. Both the L12 and DO22 superlattices can form directly from the fcc structure by minor atoms rearrangement. However, the two superlattices can act as transient metastable phases which transform into more stable superlattices (L12 → DO24 and DO22 → D0a) with extended thermal exposure at elevated temperatures. It is shown that the stability and morphology of each superlattice are dependent upon the alloy composition. Although some superlattices produce adverse effects on tensile strength, others are found to have beneficial effects. The exact effect is correlated with the particular morphology and deformation mode. It is concluded that the DO22 superlattice can form the basis for designing alloys deformable by twinning and combine high strength and high ductility.


Superlattices Ni-based superalloys Microstructure Tensile strength Electron microscopy 



The author is indebted for the continued support provided by King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Engineering Research, Research InstituteKing Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia

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