Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 14, Issue 8, pp 1923–1932 | Cite as

Phase transformation of the intermetallic compound Al4Ca

  • H. Zogg
  • P. Schwellinger


By measurement of physical properties and microscopic examination it was found that the phase Al4Ca undergoes a martensitic transformation with Ms≃130° C. The low temperature structure is monoclinic, a=0.6158 nm, b=0.6175 nm, c=1.118 nm, β=88.9°. The Dl3 structure ascribed to Al4Ca hitherto is valid only above Ms. Orientation relationships indicate that the transformation proceeds by a shear of 1.1° on (1 1 0) planes of the Dl3 structure.


Polymer Phase Transformation Microscopic Examination Intermetallic Compound Martensitic Transformation 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Zogg
    • 1
  • P. Schwellinger
    • 1
  1. 1.Research and DevelopmentSwiss Aluminium LtdNeuhausen am RheinfallSwitzerland

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