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J. Phys. IV France
Volume 07, Number C5, November 1997
IVth European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations
Page(s) C5-377 - C5-382
IVth European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations

J. Phys. IV France 07 (1997) C5-377-C5-382

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1997559

Athermal and Isothermal Martensitic Transformations Induced at Room Temperature by Ultra High Magnetic Field

S. Kajiwara1, T. Kikuchi1, H. Pal1, T. Asano1, M. Kosuge1, M. Yuyama1, K. Inoue1 and H. Wada1

1  National Research Institute for Metals, 1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba 305, Japan

Effects of ultra high magnetic field of both pulse and steady types on martensitic transformation have been studied, using Fe-Ni-Mn, Fe-Ni-Mn-C alloys with the supplemental tests on Fe-Ni-C and Fe-Ni-Co-Ti alloys. It is found that the martensitic transformation is induced at room temperature not only athermally but also isothermally either by pulse magnetic field or by steady magnetic field for Fe-Ni-Mn and Fe-Ni-Mn-C alloys. This fact is in sharp contrast with that no martensite is induced by ultra high magnetic field for Fe-Ni-C and Fe-Ni-Co-Ti alloys.

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