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Effect of heat treatment on the precipitation hardening in FeNiCoAlTaB shape memory alloys

R. Chulist , M. Prokopowicz , W. Maziarz , P. Ostachowski and N. Schell


In order to obtain optimal mechanical properties, the effect of heat treatment on the precipitation hardening in multicomponent Fe-based shape memory alloys (containing Ni, Co, Al, Ta, B) was studied. The polycrystalline material was investigated after application of three different processing schemas: slowly cooled, quenched and subsequently annealed with various aging conditions. The study was carried out using synchrotron X-ray diffraction along with mechanical tests, revealing the evolution of strengthening phases. As a result an optimum heat treatment for 10 h at 700°C was established yielding an optimal mechanical response.

*Correspondence address, Robert Chulist, Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland, E-mail:


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Received: 2018-01-16
Accepted: 2018-04-24
Published Online: 2019-01-11
Published in Print: 2019-01-09

© 2019, Carl Hanser Verlag, München

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