Crystallographic Phase Composition and Structural Analysis of Ti-Ni-Fe Shape Memory Alloy by Synchrotron Diffraction
The preferred crystallographic orientation (i.e. texture) and the non-transformed austenite can cause serious systematic errors in the structural study of the R-phase in 50.75at.%Ti- 47.75at.%Ni-1.50at.%Fe (hereafter referred to as Ti-Ni-Fe ternary) shape memory alloy. The crystal structure refinement of R-phase synchrotron high resolution powder diffraction (SRD) data using Rietveld refinement with generalized spherical harmonic (GSH) description for preferred orientation correction showed that the sample consists of minor cubic phase and the space group was 3 P . The objective of the present paper is to study the crystallographic phase composition and crystal structure refinement of SRD data of trigonal R-phase martensite and monoclinic (B19¢) martensite in Ti-Ni-Fe ternary alloy during thermal cycling using the GSH description.
C. Esling, M. Humbert, R.A. Schwarzer and F. Wagner
H. Sitepu et al., "Crystallographic Phase Composition and Structural Analysis of Ti-Ni-Fe Shape Memory Alloy by Synchrotron Diffraction ", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 105, pp. 139-144, 2005