J. Phys. IV France 112 (2003) 1075
Alloying of ZrCu-based high temperature shape memory alloysG.S. Firstov1, J. van Humbeeck1, Yu.N. Noval2 and R.G. Vitchev1
1 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 44, 3001 Leuven (Heverlee), Belgium
2 Institute of Metal Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 36 Vemadsky Str., 03142 Kiev 142, Ukraine
A systematic study was carried out by means of paramagnetic susceptibility measurements, X-ray diffractometry, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) in order to determine crystal and electronic structure changes along with alloying additions. The experimental MT temperatures were compared with those calculated for ZrCu-based alloys with the help of Shabalovskaya semi-empirical approach . The results of such a comparison will be discussed.
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