Image icon  Ti, Al 6, V 4 (wt%), Widmanstätten microstructure

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Description: This sample is a mixed α+β Ti alloy with a Widmanstätten microstructure. The α phase (h.c.p) precipitates out as Widmanstätten plates upon cooling from the β phase (b.c.c). The matrix (dark) appears as thin layers between the a plates (light). The crystallographic relationships are very precise in this example giving h.c.p α plates in a b.c.c β matrix.
Keywords: alloy • aluminium • metal • titanium • vanadium • Widmanstä • tten
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Titanium & alloys
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Prof T W Clyne, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 25 October 2001
Date added: 21 August 2009
Resource ID: 1121