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This chapter provides a brief introduction to superalloys and their high-temperature capabilities. It explains how and why they were developed and highlights some of their unique properties, behaviors, and characteristics. It discusses their basic metallurgy, how they are processed, and where they are typically used. It also includes nominal composition data for more than 120 superalloys and a concise overview of the major topics in the book.

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2002. "Superalloys for High Temperatures—a Primer", Superalloys: A Technical Guide, Matthew J. Donachie, Stephen J. Donachie

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