A review of directionally solidified intermetallic composites for high-temperature structural applications Academic Article uri icon


  • Alloys based on intermetallics have been considered for high temperature structural applications. However, many of these alloys suffer from intrinsic brittleness and low fracture toughness at ambient temperature. Therefore, ductile-phase-toughened intermetallic composites are being investigated as a means to improve the fracture toughness. A subset of this class of materials is in-situ composites produced by directional solidification of intermetallic eutectics. In this paper, we review recent developments related to the processing and properties of these composites. 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Materials Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Bei, H., Pharr, G. M., & George, E. P.

citation count

  • 44

complete list of authors

  • Bei, H||Pharr, GM||George, EP

publication date

  • June 2004