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 500oC 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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Title of host publicationMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event16th International Conference on the Textures of Materials (ICOTOM 16) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


Conference16th International Conference on the Textures of Materials (ICOTOM 16)
Period1/01/11 → …

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