J. Phys. IV France
Volume 05, Numéro C8, Décembre 1995
International Conference on Martensitic Transformations – ICOMAT 95
Page(s) C8-379 - C8-384
International Conference on Martensitic Transformations

J. Phys. IV France 05 (1995) C8-379-C8-384

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1995856

The Magnetic Aspects of the γ-α and γ-ε Martensitic Transformations in Fe-Mn Alloys

M. Acet1, T. Schneider1, B. Gehrmann2 and E.F. Wassermann1

1  Tieftemperaturphysik, Gerhard-Mercator Universität Duisburg, 47048 Duisburg, Germany
2  Krupp VDM GmbH, 58778 Werdohl, Germany

Fe100-xMnx alloys undergo fcc-bcc (γ-α) and fcc-hcp (γ-ε) transformations for about 0<x<10 at % and 15<x<30 at% respectively. The product phase in the region 10<x<15 at. % is mixed α+ε and ε+γ. The γ-α transformation in Fe-Mn is similar to that in Fe-rich Fe-Ni alloys where the transformation takes place between a high-temperature dense fcc structure and a low-temperature more open bcc structure. This anomalous volume increase at the martensite transformation temperature is closely related to short-range ferromagnetic correlations in the fcc and bcc states. The γ-ε transformation in Fe-Mn takes place between a high-temperature fcc structure and a relatively denser packed low-temperature hcp structure. In this case there is no anomalous volume increase. In the present work we investigate the volumetric properties of Fe100-xMnx with x=8- 30 at % and examine the influence of the magnetic properties on the γ-α and γ-ε martensitic transformations. Results show that the γ-ε transformation occurs with the simultaneous loss of ferromagnetic correlations in the γ-phase.

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