Textural Evolution Evaluated by EBSD and XRD after Thermal Treatment in Ni-Ti Shape Memory Alloy

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The Nickel-Titanium (Ni-Ti) alloys are the most attractive amongst shape memory alloys (SMA) due to their good functional properties coupled with high strength and good ductility. The transformation temperatures in Ni-Ti SMA can be altered by chemical composition and thermal and/or mechanical treatments adequate to obtain reversible martensitic transformation in one or more steps. The goal of the present work is to investigate the evolution of texture in Ni-Rich Ni-Ti (50.8at%Ni-Ti) SMA showing different phase transformation temperatures as a result of different thermal/mechanical history: straight-annealed (as-received condition) and subsequent thermal treatment at 500°C for 30 minutes in air. The microstructural and textural results were obtained by Electron Backscattering Diffraction on Scanning Electronic Microscopy (ESBD/SEM) and by X Ray Diffraction (XRD) at room temperature. Mechanical properties were measured by Vickers micro hardness tests at room temperature.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 702-703)

Edited by:

Asim Tewari, Satyam Suwas, Dinesh Srivastava, Indradev Samajdar and Arunansu Haldar

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884-887

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.702-703.884

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S.B. Ribeiro et al., "Textural Evolution Evaluated by EBSD and XRD after Thermal Treatment in Ni-Ti Shape Memory Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 702-703, pp. 884-887, 2012

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December 2011

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