Microscopic phase-field simulation of Cr atom substitution character during formation of Ll2 and DO22 phases in Ni-Cr-Al alloy

  • Zhong Chu (褚 忠)Email author
  • Zheng Chen (陈 铮)
  • Yun-xia Shi (石云霞)
  • Yan-li Lu (卢艳丽)
  • Yong-xin Wang (王永欣)


The simulations of Cr atom substitution character during the formation of Ll2 and DO22 phases in Ni-Cr-Al alloy were performed at 873 K based on microscopic phase-field model. It is found that the substitution of Cr is affected by Cr and Al contents and limits of occupation probabilities of Cr atom in Ll2 phase are present. The precipitate is single Ll2 phase when the component is less than the limit, Cr atoms substitute the Al sublattices in Ll2 phase, and both of atoms Al and Cr occupy the β-sites and complex phases Ni3(Al1−xCrx) are formed; Cr atoms enter Ni sites when Al and Cr contents exceed the limit, and substitute β-sites or both of α-and β-sites. The DO22 phase is formed at the boundary of Ll2 phase.

Key words

Ni-Cr-Al alloy microscope phase-field precipitation substitution simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhong Chu (褚 忠)
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zheng Chen (陈 铮)
    • 2
  • Yun-xia Shi (石云霞)
    • 1
  • Yan-li Lu (卢艳丽)
    • 2
  • Yong-xin Wang (王永欣)
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringQingdao Technological UniversityQingdaoChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Solidification ProcessingNorthwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anChina

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