Differences between the R-phase and the commensurate phase in iron-doped Ti-Ni shape memory alloys

Mi Seon Choi, Takuya Yamamoto, Takashi Fukuda, Tomoyuki Kakeshita, Eiji Taguchi, Hirotaro Mori

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A Ti-44Ni-6Fe (at. %) alloy was recently reported to exhibit a second order-like incommensurate-commensurate transformation. Whether or not the commensurate (C) phase and the R-phase in Ti-Ni alloys are the same phase has now been investigated. Transformation behaviour was examined in a series of Ti-(50 - x)Ni-xFe (at. %) alloys with x = 2.0, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 5.7, 6.0. Transformation temperature, entropy change and the transformation strain decrease continuously as x increases up to x = 5.7, where the product phase is apparently the R-phase. However, there is an obvious discontinuity in these values between x = 5.7 and x = 6.0. In addition, electron diffraction experiments have revealed that the intensity of satellite reflections of the C-phase is obviously weaker than that of the R-phase. These results strongly suggest that the C-phase is different from the R-phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2449-2460
Number of pages12
JournalPhilosophical Magazine
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Incommensurate phase
  • Martensitic transformation
  • Precursor phenomena

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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