J. Phys. IV France
Volume 05, Numéro C8, Décembre 1995
International Conference on Martensitic Transformations – ICOMAT 95
Page(s) C8-287 - C8-292
International Conference on Martensitic Transformations

J. Phys. IV France 05 (1995) C8-287-C8-292

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1995840

Invar, AF-Invar, Anti-Invar and Martensite in FCC Fe-Based Alloys : An Attempt to Order this Chaos

E.F. Wassermann and P. Entel

Experimentelle und Theoretische Tieftemperaturphysik und SFB 166, Gerhard-Mercator Universität, 47048 Duisburg, Germany

Systematics concerning magnetic and structural phase transitions within Fe-based sytems can be achieved if experimental data are analyzed as a function of composition and the atomic volume. The findings can be understood from calculations of the exchange coupling of pure fcc Fe as a function of the n.n. distance. Decisive is that the volume increase going along with Invar, AF-Invar, Anti-Invar as well as martensite transitions originates from a charge transfer between antibonding electronic orbitals with t2g symmetry and AF exchange to non-bonding orbitals with eg symmetry and FM exchange. Which of the effects is leading at a given composition is a question of the position of the Fermi energy relative to these electronic levels. The question of how an effect manifests itself as a function of temperature is a question of the different strength of the t2g- and eg-electron-phonon coupling.

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