J. Phys. IV France 05 (1995) C8-373-C8-378
Coupling Binary and Ternary Information in Assessing the Fcc/Hcp Relative Phase Stability and Martensitic Transformation in Fe-Mn-Co and Fe-Mn-Si AlloysA. Baruj1, S. Cotes1, M. Sade1 and A. Fernández Guillermet2
1 Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Centro Atómico Bariloche e Instituto Balseiro, 8400 S.C. de Bariloche (RN), Argentina
2 Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, CONICET, Argentina
This paper presents a study of the composition dependence of the fcc/hcp martensitic transformation temperatures and relative phase stability of these structures in Fe-Mn-Co and Fe-Mn-Si alloys. The approach combines new experimental determinations of Ms and As in the binary systems Fe-Mn and Fe-Co, and in both ternary systems with a critical analysis of the previously published experimental data, and thermodynamic calculations. It is shown how this combination of binary and ternary information with various methods of analysis can be used to establish the T0-temperatures in the Fe-Mn-Co system and to refine the thermodynamic description of the metastable hcp structure of the Fe-Co system. The present methods also help to detect possible inconsistencies in the previously reported Ms and As data for Fe-Mn-Si alloys, which is used as a basis for discussing the most recent calculation of Ms temperatures in this system.
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