J. Phys. IV France 112 (2003) 1031
Precursor state in a Ti 50Pd 34Fe 16 alloy studied by advanced transmission electron microscopyY. Murakami, S. Kidu and D. Shindo
Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
Peculiar diffuse scattering and microstructures, which occur prior to the onset of a transfonnaton in a Ti 50Pd 34Fe 16 alloy, have been intensively studied by energy-filtered electron microscopy and high-resolution electron microscopy. Two types of diffuse scattering, i.e., rod-like diffuse scattering emanating from the fundamental reflection and a satellite at the tip of the rod, were observed. The rod-like diffuse scattering appeared to be due to well-known tweed microstructures, while the satellite to characteristic microdomains as discovered in a Ti 50Ni 48Fe 2 alloy. A dark-field image showed a trend of regular array of the microdomains along < 110 > directions. This array is likely to correspond to striations observed in the tweed microstructures.
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