ASTM E963 - 95(2010)

    Standard Practice for Electrolytic Extraction of Phases from Ni and Ni-Fe Base Superalloys Using a Hydrochloric-Methanol Electrolyte

    Active Standard ASTM E963 | Developed by Subcommittee: E04.11

    Book of Standards Volume: 03.01


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    Significance and Use

    This practice can be used to extract carbides, borides, TCP and GCP phases, which can then be qualitatively or quantitatively analyzed by X-ray diffraction or microanalysis.

    Careful control of parameters is necessary for reproducible quantitative results. Within a given laboratory, such results can be obtained routinely; however, caution must be exercised when comparing quantitative results from different laboratories.

    Comparable qualitative results can be obtained routinely among different laboratories using this procedure.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers a procedure for the isolation of carbides, borides, TCP (topologically close-packed), and GCP (geometrically close-packed) phases (Note 1) in nickel and nickel-iron base gamma prime strengthened alloys. Contamination of the extracted residue by coarse matrix (gamma) or gamma prime particles, or both, reflects the condition of the alloy rather than the techniques mentioned in this procedure.

    1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 77.120.40 (Nickel, chromium and their alloys)

    UNSPSC Code

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    DOI: 10.1520/E0963-95R10

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