J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr8-357-Pr8-362
Martensitic transformation and microstructure of rapidly solidified Ti50-xNi25Cu25Zrx shap memory alloysL. Litynska1, Ph. Vermaut2, 3, J. Morgiel1, J. Dutkiewicz1, P. Ochin3 and R. Portier2, 3
1 Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Reymonta 25, 30-059 Krakow, Poland
2 Laboratoire de Métallurgie Structurale, École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Pans, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris, France
3 Centre d'Études de Chimie Métallurgique, UPR 2801 du CNRS, 15 rue G. Urbain, 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine, France
Addition of Zr up to 10 at% to Ti50-xNi25Cu25Zrx alloys has been used to elaborate melt spun ribbons. It has been found that low Zr content increase the glass forming ability of the alloy with a maximum at 2.5 % where the ribbon is almost fully amorphous. Above 2.5 at% a second crystalline phase occur which prevent martensitic transformation even in thermal treated samples. After crystallization, bimodal grain size distribution in low Zr content ribbons lead to a two-stage martensitic transformation. A decrease of the transformation temperature is observed with increasing Zr content. The increase of the martensitic transformation temperatures during aging is attributed to a plate-like precipitation.
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