Effects of proton irradiation on transformation behavior of TiNi shape memory alloy thin films

Zhiguo Wang, Xiao-Tao Zu, Yong Qing Fu, J. H. Wu, Hejun Du

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Abstract

In this work, Ti–49.8 at.% Ni shape memory alloy (SMA) thin films were irradiated by 60-keV protons with two types of doses: 5×1016 and 1×1017 H+/cm2. The influence of proton irradiation on the transformation behavior of TiNi shape memory alloy films was investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and glancing-incidence X-ray diffraction (GIXRD). The martensite transformation temperatures and austenite transformation temperatures shifted to lower value after proton irradiation, whereas proton irradiation has little effect on the R-phase transformation temperatures. This observation can be attributed to the formation of hydrides after proton irradiation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)322-325
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume474
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2005

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