Transformation Behavior of TiNiPt Thin Films Fabricated Using Melt Spinning Technique


Martensitic transformation behavior of Ti50Ni40Pt10 (TiNiPt) melt-spun ribbons were investigated where the heat treatment temperature was systematically changed from 473K to 773K. A hot-forged bulk TiNiPt material with the similar chemical composition was also tested as a comparison. θ-2θ X-ray diffraction analysis and transmission electron microscopy observation revealed that the as-spun ribbons were fully crystallized. The apparent phases of as-spun ribbons at room temperature are both B19 martensite and B2 parent phase instead of B2 single phase for the hot-forged bulk material. No precipitates were found in as-spun and heat-treated ribbons. It was revealed by differential scanning calorimetry that all the specimens exhibit one-step transformation. The martensitic transformation temperatures of the TiNiPt as-spun ribbons are 100K higher than those of the hot-forged bulk material, and the martensitic transformation temperature decreases with increasing heat treatment temperature.

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This work was partially supported by Grant-in-Aid for Fundamental Scientific Research (Wakate B: No. 16760566), the 21st COE program from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, and Osawa Scientific Studies Grants Foundation.

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Inamura, T., Takahashi, Y., Hosoda, H. et al. Transformation Behavior of TiNiPt Thin Films Fabricated Using Melt Spinning Technique. MRS Online Proceedings Library 842, 144–149 (2004).

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