||Study of diffusive transformations by high energy X-ray diffraction
|| Geandier, G., Aeby-Gautier, E., Settefrati, A., Dehmas, M. and Appolaire, B.
||Comptes Rendus Physique
||High energy X-ray diffraction is a powerful tool, able to follow phase transformations during complex thermal or thermo-mechanical treatments. High energy allows one to study volumic specimens of a few mm(3) and get successive data within a few seconds or less. The technique is described with different experimental setups (heating devices, detectors for diverse acquisition times) allowing diverse ranges for heating and cooling rates. Three examples are considered to illustrate the results obtained by using high energy X-ray diffraction. The first one corresponds to a simple diffusive phase transformation during an isothermal thermal path for the alpha-beta transformation in a titanium alloy, highlighting the diffusive character considering the cell parameter evolutions of the parent phase. The second one illustrates the precipitation sequences observed during ageing of a beta-metastable phase in a titanium alloy that was not obtained by TEM. The last example illustrates the phase evolutions during ageing of a martensitic steel showing the complexity of cell parameters evolution and some evolutions of the stress state. (C) 2011 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
||Département SI2M : Microstructures et Contraintes