Interdiffusivity measurements and interface observations using Ni/Ni3Ge diffusion couples

N. Komai, M. Watanabe, Z. Horita

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    Interdiffusivities have been determined from compositional variations measured across the Ni/Ni3Ge diffusion-couple interface with an analytical electron microscope (AEM) and an electron probe microanalyser (EPMA). The AEM was further used for microstructural observations in the vicinity of the γ/γ′ interphase interface, where γ represents the Ni-rich solid solution phase and γ′ the Ni3Ge-based ordered phase. The Sauer-Freise technique as well as the Boltzmann-Matano technique has been applied to the determination of interdiffusivities in the γ and γ′ phases. The interdiffusivities obtained in this study are compared with the self-diffusivities of Ge and Ni reported in the literature. It is shown that the present results are consistent with the earlier ones obtained from the Ni/Ni3Al diffusion-couple experiments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2967-2974
    Number of pages8
    JournalActa Metallurgica Et Materialia
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 1995

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Engineering


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