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J. Phys. IV France
Volume 07, Number C5, November 1997
IVth European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations
Page(s) C5-179 - C5-184
IVth European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations

J. Phys. IV France 07 (1997) C5-179-C5-184

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1997528

Peculiarities of Thermoelastic Martensitic Transformation in the Cu-Zn-Al and Cu-Zn-Al-V after Decomposition of the β-Solid Solution

V. Zel'dovich, I. Khomskaya, N. Frolova and T.V. Novoselova

Institute of Metal Physics, 18 S. Kovalevskaya Str., 620219 Ekaterinburg, GSP-170, Russia

Dilatometric, metallographic, and electron-microscopic methods were used to study martensitic transformations in Cu-Zn-Al alloys that were subjected to a heat treatment to the decomposition of β solid solution at temperatures of α-phase precipitation (635-530°C) and bainite formation (300-125 °C). The partial decomposition and the accompanying redistribution of the components were shown to alter the type of martensitic transformation from nonthermoelastic to thermoelastic with a corresponding change in the martensite morphology from plate type to needle type (spear-shaped). A decrease in the temperature of isothermal anneal in the α+β range from 600 to 530°C substantially decrease the Ms temperature (by 140 °C). The temperature hysteresis of the transformation changes from 0 to 70 K.

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