Antiphase Boundary Tubes in Ordered Intermetallic Compounds


TEM observations suggest the presence of edge-type strain fields around antiphase boundary tubes in deformed L12 compounds such as Ni3Al and Fe3Ge. The present paper aims at discussing the origin of these strain fields. Some preliminary results concerning the thermal instability of the tubes will also be discussed.

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The authors thank Prof. J.F. Knott, FRS FEng for the provision of laboratory facilities and Dr. H. Yu for preparing the Ni3Al specimens. A.H.W.N. is grateful to the Croucher Foundation and the Overseas Research Award Scheme for financial support, and also to Dr. B.J. Duggan of Hong Kong University for his hospitality during the writing-up of this work.

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Ngan, A.H.W., Jones, I.P. & Smallman, R.E. Antiphase Boundary Tubes in Ordered Intermetallic Compounds. MRS Online Proceedings Library 288, 269–274 (1992).

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