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J. Phys. IV France
Volume 05, Numéro C2, Février 1995
IIIrd European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations
Page(s) C2-171 - C2-174
IIIrd European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations

J. Phys. IV France 05 (1995) C2-171-C2-174

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1995226

Thermal Stability of Beta Phase in a Cu-Al-Be Shape Memory Alloy

H. Flores Zúñiga1, D. Rios-Jara1, F.C. Lovey2 and G. Guénin3

1  Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, U.N.A.M. A. Postal 70-360, 04510 Mexico
2  Centro Atómico de Bariloche, 8400 S.C. de Bariloche, Argentina
3  Laboratoire GEMPPM-INSA de Lyon, ERA CNRS N°341, Bât. 502, 20 Albert Einstein, F-69621, Villeurbanne cedex, France

Thermal stability of the beta Cu-Al-Be phase with an eutectoid composition was studied by thermoelectric power measurements. Depending on the aging temperature, precipitates of the α2 and γ2 phases were identified by optical and electron microscopies. From these results, C curves were deduced in a TTT diagram and a peritectic β→α2 transition temperature was deduceed to be close to 275°C.

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