J. Phys. IV France
Volume 115, June 2004
Page(s) 215 - 221

J. Phys. IV France
115 (2004) 215
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2004115026

Hydrogen influence on phase transformations in TiNi alloys with shape memory effect

N.E. Skryabina1, 2, L.V. Spivak1 and D. Fruchart2

1  Perm State University, 15 Bukirev Str., 614990 Perm, Russia
2  Laboratoire de Cristallographie, CNRS, BP. 166, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, France

Using the internal friction method and measuring both the shear modulus and the electric resistively allow to establish that hydrogen in TiNi alloys influences the sequence and strength of phase transformations when cooling down from temperatures where exists an homogeneous B2 phase. The successive sequence of phase transitions as fixed by the presence of hydrogen depends on the position of the martensite transformation relative to the temperature of hydrogen insertion. Thus, it is possible to activate the transition B2 $\rightarrow$ R and (or) to suppress a transformation of such a type.

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