The role of antiphase boundaries in the kinetic process of the L12 → D022 structural change of an Ni3Al0.45V0.50 alloy

Makoto Tanimura, Yasumasa Koyama

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The influence of antiphase boundaries (APBs) on the kinetic process of the L12 → D022 structural change in an Ni3Al0.45V0.50 alloy has been investigated by transmission electron microscopy. The structural change includes two kinetic factors, i.e., the periodic introduction of antiphase-shifted planes (APSPs) in the L12 structure and V diffusion in the L12 matrix. Our results revealed that APB migration was accompanied by V diffusion as if to sweep the V atoms out of the antiphase domains (APDs). It was also found that the APBs served as the nucleation sites of the D022 regions, because the combination of the migrated APBs produced the APSPs in the L12 structure. On this basis, it is proposed that the APBs bring together the two kinetic factors in the process of the L12 → D022 structural change, the physical origin of which is the variation in the charge density distribution of the APDs due to APB migration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4385-4391
Number of pages7
JournalActa Materialia
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep


  • Diffusion in ordered structures
  • Isothermal heat treatments
  • Nickel alloys
  • Phase transformation kinetics
  • Transmission electron microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys


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