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Preparation of single crystal of TiNi alloy and its shape memory performance
Author(s): Chonghe Li; Ziming Guo; Ming Zhu; Xionggang Lu; Xiaosu Ye; Panxin Zhang; Qijie Zhai
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Paper Abstract

The unidirectional solidification equipment based on Bridgman method with high temperature gradient was designed, and the single crystal of Ti-50.0at%Ni alloy was successfully fabricated by this equipment as well as a selective growing zigzag-shaped crystallizer and a steady growth container that were made of electro graphite. The microstructure of single crystal sample was studied by means of Optical Microscopy (OM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS); the orientation of single crystal was measured by X-ray technology; the phase transformation points were determined by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). It is resulted that, the single crystal of TiNi shape memory alloy (SMA) can be prepared with a set of suitable process parameters; the microstructure of the single crystal obtained in this study is dendritic, there is Ti2Ni intermetallic between the dendrites, the angle between the orientation of single crystal and [111] plane is about 15 degree; the shape memory performances are improved obviously and the maximum recoverable strain reaches 10%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7493, Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, 74931L (20 October 2009);
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Chonghe Li, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Ziming Guo, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Ming Zhu, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Nonferrous Metals Processing Ctr. (China)
Xionggang Lu, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Xiaosu Ye, Shanghai Univ. (China)
Panxin Zhang, Nonferrous Metals Processing Ctr. (China)
Qijie Zhai, Shanghai Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7493:
Second International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering
Jinsong Leng; Anand K. Asundi; Wolfgang Ecke, Editor(s)

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