Textured nickel tapes prepared from commercially available material

Oliver Staller 1 , Dietmar Holzmann 1 , Gerhard Gritzner 1 , Pavel Diko 2 , Daniel Mikolaj 3 ,  and František Kováč 3
  • 1 Institute for Chemical Technology of Inorganic Materials, Johannes Kepler University, A-4040, Linz, Austria
  • 2 Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Watsonova 47, 04001, Košice, Slovakia
  • 3 Institute of Materials Science, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Watsonova 47, 04001, Košice, Slovakia

Abstract

Textured Ni tapes were fabricated from commercially available nickel pellets (98.5% Ni). Ingots produced by a melt process were cold rolled to 150–400 μm thick tapes. Texturing was achieved by annealing in a reducing atmosphere (Ar + 6.5% v/v H2). Sharp cubic biaxial textured Ni tapes were obtained by thermal treatment at 1000°C for 2 hours in a reducing atmosphere. The tapes were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and by electron backscattering diffraction. The tensile strength, the thermal expansion behavior and the Vickers hardness for the cold rolled tapes and for the heat-treated tapes were measured.

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