Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 48, Issue 14, pp 4965–4972 | Cite as

Effect of ternary solute interaction on interfacial segregation and grain boundary embrittlement

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Abstract

Effect of ternary solute interaction on interfacial segregation and grain boundary embrittlement in an MIJ system is modeled on the basis of combined Guttmann and Rice–Wang approaches. It is clearly shown that repulsive IJ interaction strengthens interfacial segregation of the impurity I, suppresses segregation of the solute J, and substantially enhances intergranular embrittlement. Attractive interaction exhibits an opposite effect. Generally, the effect of the ternary interaction is weaker than that of the binary one. Although there are only rare experimental data in this respect, their comparison to model calculations shows a very good agreement.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Physics, AS CRPraha 8Czech Republic

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