Interpretation of atom probe tomography data for the intermetallic TiAl+Nb by means of field evaporation simulation

Torben Boll, Tala'at Al-Kassab

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Abstract

In this paper simulations of the field evaporation process during field ion microscopy (FIM) and atom probe tomography (APT) are presented and compared with experimental data. The Müller-Schottky-model [1] was extended to include the local atomic arrangement on the evaporation process of atoms. This arrangement was described by the sum of the next-neighbor-binding-energies, which differ for an atom of type A, depending on how many A-A, B-B or A-B bonds are present. Thus simulations of APT-data of intermetallic phases become feasible. In this study simulations of L10-TiAl with additions of Nb are compared with experimental data. Certain artifacts, which appear for experimental data are treated as well. © 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalUltramicroscopy
Volume124
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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