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Applications of Ni3Al Based Intermetallic Alloys—Current Stage and Potential Perceptivities

Department of Advanced Materials and Technologies, Faculty of Advanced Technologies and Chemistry, Military University of Technology, Kaliskiego 2 Str., 00-908 Warszawa, Poland
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Academic Editor: Marco Salerno
Materials 2015, 8(5), 2537-2568;
Received: 21 January 2015 / Revised: 20 April 2015 / Accepted: 23 April 2015 / Published: 13 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intermetallic Alloys: Fabrication, Properties and Applications)


The paper presents an overview of current and prospective applications of Ni3Al based intermetallic alloys—modern engineering materials with special properties that are potentially useful for both structural and functional purposes. The bulk components manufactured from these materials are intended mainly for forging dies, furnace assembly, turbocharger components, valves, and piston head of internal combustion engines. The Ni3Al based alloys produced by a directional solidification are also considered as a material for the fabrication of jet engine turbine blades. Moreover, development of composite materials with Ni3Al based alloys as a matrix hardened by, e.g., TiC, ZrO2, WC, SiC and graphene, is also reported. Due to special physical and chemical properties; it is expected that these materials in the form of thin foils and strips should make a significant contribution to the production of high tech devices, e.g., Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) or Microtechnology-based Energy and Chemical Systems (MECS); as well as heat exchangers; microreactors; micro-actuators; components of combustion chambers and gasket of rocket and jet engines as well components of high specific strength systems. Additionally, their catalytic properties may find an application in catalytic converters, air purification systems from chemical and biological toxic agents or in a hydrogen “production” by a decomposition of hydrocarbons. View Full-Text
Keywords: Ni3Al intermetallic alloys; applications; bulk materials; thin foils Ni3Al intermetallic alloys; applications; bulk materials; thin foils

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Jozwik, P.; Polkowski, W.; Bojar, Z. Applications of Ni3Al Based Intermetallic Alloys—Current Stage and Potential Perceptivities. Materials 2015, 8, 2537-2568.

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