Powder Metallurgy and Metal Ceramics

, Volume 50, Issue 7–8, pp 471–478 | Cite as

Shape memory effect in ZrIr and Zr-Ir-Co alloys

  • Yu. V. Kudryavtsev
  • O. L. Semenova

The paper examines the capability of ZrIr alloys, which undergo martensitic transformation at temperatures higher than 700°C, to develop thermomechanical properties accompanying the transformation. The ZrIr sample is found to recover its shape, after being deformed, during heating at a rate of 100°C/sec to temperatures higher than the martensitic transformation temperature. The Zr-Ir-Co ternary alloy shows the same property when heated at a rate of about 1–2°C/sec. The temperature dependence of resistivity of these alloys is considered.


shape memory effect martensitic transformation zirconium iridium cobalt 



The authors thank Professor Velikanova for the valuable advice in preparing the paper for publication.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials ScienceNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKievUkraine

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