Abbreviated Journal Title
Appl. Phys. Lett.
SHAPE-MEMORY PHENOMENA; TINI ALLOY; MARTENSITIC TRANSFORMATIONS; THERMODYNAMIC ANALYSIS; PHASE-FRACTION; MICROSTRUCTURE; BEHAVIOR; TEXTURE; Physics, Applied
In situ neutron diffraction measurements during loading have been performed on plastically deformed superelastic NiTi samples. The measurements observed retained B19' phase in the unloaded state as a result of the plastic deformation in otherwise completely B2 phase samples. A reversible stress-induced B2-B19' transformation on application and removal of stress occurred in the presence of this retained B19' phase. The amount and orientation of this retained B19' phase changed with cycling. Such direct atomic scale observations in the bulk are used here for the first time to qualitatively elucidate the macroscopic stress-strain response in plastically deformed superelastic NiTi.
Applied Physics Letters
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