Effect of Tin Addition on Phase Constitution and Heat Treatment Behavior in Ti-40Ta-Sn Alloys


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Using Ti-40mass%Ta-0, -4, -8 and -12mass%Sn alloys, the effect of Sn addition on phase constitution in the solution treated and quenched state and isochronal heat treatment behavior is studied by electrical resistivity and Vickers hardness measurements and X-ray diffactometry. To confirm shape memory effect of some of these alloys, shape-recovery test was also performed. Orthorhombic martensite, ” was identified in Ti-40Sn-0 to 8Sn alloy quenched from 1173K, while  phase was identified in STQed Ti-40Ta-12Sn alloy. On isochronal heat treatment, increases of resistivity at LN and resistivity ratio were observed in only 8Sn alloy, because these increases are due to reverse-transformation of ” to  phase. From result of shape recovery test, shape memory effect was observed in Ti-40Ta-4 and 8Sn alloys



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 449-452)

Edited by:

S.-G. Kang and T. Kobayashi




M. Ikeda et al., "Effect of Tin Addition on Phase Constitution and Heat Treatment Behavior in Ti-40Ta-Sn Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 449-452, pp. 1273-1276, 2004

Online since:

March 2004




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