Elevated Temperature, In Situ Micromechanical Characterization of a High Temperature Ternary Shape Memory Alloy
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The microthermomechanical behavior of a precipitation-hardenable Ni-48Ti-25Pd (at.%) shape memory alloy has been investigated as a function of temperature. Micropillars were fabricated within a large 〈145〉-oriented grain and compressed in situ in the SEM at elevated temperatures corresponding to the martensite and austenite phase transformation temperatures. The precipitation-strengthened alloys exhibited stable pseudoelastic behavior with little or no residual strains when near the transformation temperatures. In the plastic regime, slip was observed to occur via pencil glide, circumventing the fine scale precipitates along multiple slip planes.
KeywordsAustenite Martensite Slip Plane Applied Strain Slip Trace
MLW and GBT acknowledge the NASA grant NNX09AO61A and the NASA FAP Supersonics project, Dale Hopkins, API. The authors would like to thank D. Frey & G. Buerki for technical assistance with the in situ SEM Indenter.
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