Change in Microstructure by Heat-Treatment and Corresponding Deformation Behavior in Ni3V Single Crystals
D022-Ni3V contains three variants whose  c-axes are mutually perpendicular. In addition, due to the order-disorder transition the anti-phase domains (APD) are also introduced under some heat-treatment conditions. In this study, the influence of such microstructures; the size of variants and APDs, on the plastic deformation behavior of Ni3V was investigated by using single crystals, in which the microstructure was variously controlled by heat-treatments.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
K. Hagihara et al., "Change in Microstructure by Heat-Treatment and Corresponding Deformation Behavior in Ni3V Single Crystals ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 1318-1323, 2010