Relation between Diffuse Scatterings and Fermi Surface Nesting in Iron Doped Ti-Ni Alloys
We have studied diffuse scatterings appearing in Ti-(50-x)Ni-xFe (x = 6, 7, 8, 10) alloy, which shows negative temperature coefficient in electrical resistivity below a temperature Tmin. Electron diffraction pattern of each alloy exhibits diffuse scatterings below Tmin on cooling. The intensity maximum of the diffuse scatterings is located at an incommensurate position of g+<ζζ0>, where g represents reciprocal lattice points of the B2-phase. The value ζ is slightly smaller than 1/3 and decreases with increasing Fe content. The diffuse scatterings of the present alloys are well explained by the nesting effect of the Fermi surface in the B2-type structure, i.e., ζ of each alloy agrees with the length of nesting vector in the  direction, which is evaluated by a first-principle calculation.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
T. Yamamoto et al., "Relation between Diffuse Scatterings and Fermi Surface Nesting in Iron Doped Ti-Ni Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 561-565, pp. 2337-2340, 2007