Shape Memory Behavior in Some (Ti,Zr,Hf)50(Ni,Cu)50 Alloys Elaborated by Glass Devitrification

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A series of multielementary AB-type shape memory alloys, quaternary (Ti,Hf)50(Ni,Cu)50 and quinary (Ti,Zr,Hf)50(Ni,Cu)50, have been produced by means of the melt-spinning (ribbons), twin-roll casting (strips) and injection casting (bars) techniques. The glass forming ability (GFA) has been investigated by means of calorimetric studies (DSC, DTA), microscopic observations (TEM/SAD, SEM, XRD, optical microscopy) and deformation tests (bending, tension). The glass transition (Tg) and crystallization (Tx) temperatures with the corresponding supercooled liquid window ΔT = Tx – Tg have been determined for the mentioned rapid solidification techniques. GFA is found to be strongly dependent on specific ratio between the constituent alloying elements, with effective element A containing mixture of the early transition elements A = (Ti,Zr,Hf) and effective element B containing mixture of the late transition elements B = (Ni,Cu), respectively. We report a choice of the alloy composition, which is amorphous after fast cooling while recovers a reversible B2 ↔ B19 ↔ B19' martensitic transformation sequence and demonstrates shape memory and superelastic properties (up to MS ~ 400 K, AF ~ 450 K in the bulk material versus MS ~ 250 K, AF ~ 350 K in the ribbon and strip states) after an adequate thermal treatment.

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Pietro VINCENZINI and Stefano BESSEGHINI

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113-118

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/AST.59.113

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V. I. Kolomytsev et al., "Shape Memory Behavior in Some (Ti,Zr,Hf)50(Ni,Cu)50 Alloys Elaborated by Glass Devitrification", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 59, pp. 113-118, 2008

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September 2008

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