Les intermétalliques : des superalliages aux quasicristaux
J. Phys. IV France 06 (1996) C2-53-C2-58
Monte Carlo Simulation of Simultaneous Ordering and Precipitation in BCC LatticeM. Athènes1, P. Bellon1, G. Martin1 and F. Haider2
1 CE Saclay, SRMP, 91191 Gif sur Yvette cedex, France
2 Université de Gottingen, Institut für MetallPhysik, Allemagne
Fe-Al system quenched into its two-phase field undergoes a phase separation leading to the coexistence of A2 and B2 phases. Using transmission electron microscopy, three different decomposition behaviours have been reported with increasing aluminium concentration : nucleation-growth of B2 inside a disordered matrix, decomposition of interconnected ordered phases which was attributed to spinodal decomposition, and nucleation-growth of A2 inside B2 domains. This work presents the first Monte Carlo simulations of simultaneous phase separation and ordering in a two-phase A2/B2 domain. Calculations were performed using an Atomistic Kinetic Model ; one vacancy allows atomic diffusion and a residence time algorithm is used. The three experimentally observed morphologies of evolution are reproduced. Moreover decomposition kinetics is compatible with the classical Lifshits-Slyosov-Wagner coarsening theory.
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