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Structure fragmentation in Fe-based alloys by means of cyclic martensitic transformations of different types

Volodimir I Bondar, Vitalij Ie Danilchenko and Ievgenij M Dzevin*

  • * Corresponding author: Ievgenij M Dzevin dzevin@i.ua

Author Affiliations

G.V.Kurdyumov Institute for Metal Physics, NAS of Ukraine, Vernadsky blvd. 36, Kiev 03680, Ukraine

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2014, 9:92  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-9-92

Published: 24 February 2014

Abstract

The effect of martensite transformations of different types on the misorientation of austenite crystalline lattice, which characterizes the degree of structure fragmentation, was investigated for Fe-Ni and Fe-Mn alloys. As a result of multiple face-centered cubic (f.c.c.)-body-centered cubic (b.c.c.)-f.c.c. transformations, an austenite single-crystalline specimen is transformed in a polycrystalline one due to progressive fragmentation. It was shown that the degree of fragmentation depends on the magnitude of volume change and the density of dislocations generated on martensitic transformations.

Keywords:
Thermocycling; Austenite; Martensite transformation; Ultradispersive and nanocrystalline structure