J. Phys. IV France
Volume 112, October 2003
Page(s) 1055 - 1058

J. Phys. IV France
112 (2003) 1055
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20031063

Glass forming ability and thermodynamic properties of Ti(Zr,Hf)NiCu shape memory alloys

A. Pasko1, V. Kolomytsev1, M. Babanly1, A. Sezonenko1, P. Ochin2, R. Portier2, 3 and Ph. Vermaut2, 3

1  Institute of Metal Physics NASU, 36 Vernadsky Blvd., 03680 Kiev 142, Ukraine
2  CECM CNRS, 15 rue Georges Urbain, 94407 Vitry-sur-Seine, France
3  ENSCP, 11 rue Pierre et Marie Curie, 75231 Paris cedex 05, France

Rapidly solidified amorphous and crystalline-amorphous ribbons have been produced from a number of quatemary Ti 50+z-x(Zr,Hf) xNi 50- z-yCu y alloys where z =(-5, 0, 5). Structural states were checked by XRD, crystallization behaviour of amorphous phase and martensitic transformations in crystalline material were studied by DSC. The glass transition and crystallization temperatures have been measured at different heating rates, and the crystallization activation energy for each composition and heat event bas been calculated. Isothermal crystallization gives an alternative method of determining the activation energy according to the Arrhenius equation. Contradictory requirements for the conditions of martensitic transformation and good glass forming ability is discussed.

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