J. Phys. IV France
Volume 112, October 2003
Page(s) 1075 - 1078

J. Phys. IV France
112 (2003) 1075
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20031068

Alloying of ZrCu-based high temperature shape memory alloys

G.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 [1]. The results of such a comparison will be discussed.

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