Kinetics of Martensitic Phase Decomposition in the Cu-10wt.%Al Alloy with Ag Additions
The study of the kinetics of martensitic phase decomposition in the Cu-10wt.%Al alloy with Ag additions showed that the presence of Ag retarded the eutectoid decomposition reaction and enhanced martensite stabilization. This stabilization effect was attributed to Ag atoms redistribution as structure defects, increase in the numbers of Cu-Al pairs due to Ag-Al interaction and the Al atoms redistribution around one Cu atom at the sub-lattice of the martensitic crystal.
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
A.T. Adorno and R.A.G. Silva, "Kinetics of Martensitic Phase Decomposition in the Cu-10wt.%Al Alloy with Ag Additions ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 101-104, 2008