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Crystallographic orientation relationships in the α→γ′ martensitic transformation in an Fe-Mn-Al-Ni system
VALLEJOS, JUAN MANUEL; SOBRERO, CÉSAR ENRIQUE; ÁVALOS, MARTINA; SIGNORELLI, JAVIER WALTER; MALARRÍA, JORGE ALBERTO
JOURNAL OF APPLIED CRYSTALLOGRAPHY
WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC
Año: 2018 vol. 51 p. 990 - 997
The Fe43.5Mn34Al15Ni7.5 (at.%) alloy exhibits outstanding pseudoelastic behaviour over a wide range of temperatures. This alloy undergoes an unusual martensitic transformation from a disordered body-centred cubic (α) parent phase to a face-centred cubic γ′) product phase. In the present work, the orientations of the parent and product phases for quenched samples were analysed by electron backscatter diffraction. Bain, Kurdjumow-Sachs, Pitsch, Nishiyama-Wassermann and Greninger-Troiano orientation relationships between the parent and product phases were compared with experimental results. The Pitsch relationship appears to be the most suitable to describe the α→γ′ martensitic transformation. This result provides experimental support to the dislocation-based heterogeneous Bogers-Burgers type transformation mechanism. No indications of variant selection were detected in the thermally activated transformations.