Influence of Oxygen on the Damping Properties of Nb-Zr Alloys
Nb-1 wt% Zr polycrystalline and single crystalline samples were submitted to annealing, at pressure of 2.5 x 10-8 Torr and subsequently annealed in an oxygen atmosphere for three hours, in a temperature of 1170 K in oxygen at partial pressure of 5 x 10-5 Torr. Internal friction measurements as a function of temperature were performed between 300 K and 650 K, using a torsion pendulum inverted Kê-type operating in a frequency oscillation in the hertz bandwidth. Three internal friction peaks, which were assigned as Nb-O, Zr-O and Nb-N peaks were observed in oxidized single crystal sample and the relaxation parameters of the three peaks were obtained.
N. Igata and S. Takeuchi
O. Florêncio et al., "Influence of Oxygen on the Damping Properties of Nb-Zr Alloys", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 319, pp. 121-126, 2006