Effect of Annealing Temperature on Microstructure and Superelastic Properties of Ti-Au-Cr-Zr Alloy
Effect of annealing temperature on microstructure and superelasticity of Ti-4Au-5Cr-8Zr (mol%) was investigated. Only β phase was observed in the specimen annealed at 1173 K, whereas the precipitation of Ti<sub>3</sub>Au, Zr<sub>33</sub>Ti<sub>40</sub>Au<sub>27</sub> (Laves phase) and α phase occurred in the specimens annealed below 1073 K. Superelasticity was clearly observed in the specimens annealed at 1073 K and 1173 K, though it was absent in the specimens annealed at 873 K and 973 K. The maximum superelastic recovery strain was increased by the precipitation of Ti<sub>3</sub>Au in the specimen annealed at 1073 K. This is due to the increase in the critical stress for slip by the precipitation strengthening effect of Ti<sub>3</sub>Au.
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MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS 56(3), 404-409, 2015