Decomposition of the Solid Solution the The All-Beta βIII

  • G. Vigier
  • J. Merlin
  • P. F. Gobin


The decomposition of the solid solution in the βIII alloy (Ti-11,5 Mo-6Zr-4,5 Sn) is of interest because various transformations occur inside: from diffusional transformations (α and isothermal ω phases) to displacive transformations (athermal ω phase). The decomposition has been studied by two main techniques:
  • elastic modulus measurements by the resonant frequency method in the range 0,5 khz to 10 khz

  • internal friction measurements in the cycle and kilocycle range from 10ºK to 600ºK

These techniques are interesting because the formation of the various phases leads to very important increases of modulus and to two anelastic phenomena (1) (2) (3) (4) a P1 peak and a P2 peak at about −170ºC and 250ºC at one cycle (5) (fig 1): the P2 peak is associated with the instability of solid solution before the diffusional transformation β→w isothermal and the P1 peak is associated with the instability of solid solution before the displacive transformation β→w athermal.


Solid Solution Internal Friction Modulus Variation Diffusional Transformation Internal Friction Peak 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Vigier
    • 1
  • J. Merlin
    • 1
  • P. F. Gobin
    • 1
  1. 1.Groupe d’Etude de Métallurgie Physique et de Physique des matériauxI.N.S.A. de LyonVilleurbanneFrance

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