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E. Mihalache, F. Borza, N. Lupu, N. M. Lohan, B. Pricop, Marius-Gabriel SURU, L. -G. Bujoreanu. Thermomechanical processing effects on the martensitic transformation in Fe-based SMAs. Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Vol. 17, No. 9-10, pp. 1344 - 134, 2015.

Abstract: Magnetic shape memory alloys (MSMAs) belonging to Fe-Ni-Co-Al system have been recently developed due to their small
temperature dependence of superelastic and magnetic properties, which renders great potential for practical applications.
Specimens of Fe40.95Ni28Co17Al11.5Ta2.5B0.05 (at.%) were obtained under the form of melt spun ribbons. The ductility of the
specimens was improved by precipitation-hardening heat treatments, meant to enable the occurrence of nanometric-size γ
particles. The structure of rapidly quenched specimens was analyzed by X-Ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron
microscopy (SEM). Thermal behaviour was evaluated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), from a thermodynamic
point of view, aiming to emphasize solid state transitions and by thermomagnetic measurements, from a magnetic point of
view, aiming to reveal magnetization dependence on both applied magnetic field and temperature-. Finally, the superelastic
behaviour was investigated by micro-indentation. The experimental data allowed analyzing the influence of various factors,
such as alloy structure (bulk and rapidly quenched), thermomechanical processing (hot rolling, heat treatment) and
precipitation hardening temperature on the structure and properties of Fe-Ni-Co-Al MSMAs.

Keywords: Magnetic shape memory alloys, Structure, Thermomechanical treatment, Magnetism, Superelasticity


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