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Thermal Stability of the R Phase of a Rapidly Solidified Ti-47.3Ni (at%) Alloy

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Author(s): Tae-hyun Nam | Hyo-jung Moon | Su-jin Chun | Yinong Liu | Hong Yang | Yeon-wook Kim

Journal: Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Materials
ISSN 1229-7607

Volume: 13;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 19;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: X-ray diffraction | Shape memory alloys | Rapid solidification | Martensitic transformation

ABSTRACT
Transformation behavior of rapidly solidified Ti-47.3Ni (at%) alloy ribbons and thermal stability of the R phase in theribbons were investigated by means of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), X-ray diffraction, and transmissionelectron microscopy. Rapidly solidified Ti-47.3Ni alloy ribbons showed the two-stage B2-R-B19' martensitictransformation behavior. The B2-R transformation in the ribbons was observed even after annealing at 1,223 K,which was attributed to the fact that a specific orientation relationship between Ti2Ni and matrix in the ribbons ismaintained after annealing at 1,223 K. The DSC peak temperature of the B2-R transformation (TR*) decreased withraising annealing temperature, which was attributed to the increased volume fraction of Ti2Ni, thus causing anincreased Ni content in the matrix.
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