Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 13 No. 4 August 2003|
IC6 TLP bonded joints
（Laboratory of Welding and Forging,
Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials,Beijing 100095, China）
Abstract:Transient liquid phase (TLP) bonding technique was used in joining IC6 alloy, a newly developed Ni3Al based intermetallic material. Studies were focused on the borides at the interfacial zone, which were formed through the diffusion of boron from the interlayer into the base metal during the bonding process. The morphology and microstructure of the borides were investigated, as well as their growth mechanism and microstructure evolution with increasing holding time. Both the needle-like and the blocky borides were testified by EDS and TEM as Mo2NiB2, with (110) and (211) as interfacial planes. The results show that the borides have some orientation relationship with that of the base metal, that is (211)borides∥(111)substrate,〈1-11〉borides∥〈12-3〉substrate. The growth of the borides is controlled by long-range diffusion of solute atoms. The borides are always enveloped by γ′-Ni3 (Al, Mo) films, which would influence the growth behavior of the borides greatly.
Key words: transient liquid phase bonding; borides; Ni3Al based alloys