Journal article

Nanocrystalline body-centred cubic beta-titanium alloy processed by high-pressure torsion

Wei Xu, Xiaolin Wu, Roberto B Figueiredo, Mihai Stoica, Mariana Calin, Juergen Eckert, Terence G Langdon, Kenong Xia

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH | CARL HANSER VERLAG | Published : 2009

Abstract

© Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. Processing by high-pressure torsion at room temperature was employed to achieve a uniform nanostructure in a metastable Ti67.4Nb24.6Zr5Sn3 bcc b alloy with grains of ~20 – 60 nm after five turns. By comparison, there was an ultrafine grain structure after equal-channel angular pressing at 903 K. The majority of refined grains were identified as bcc β-titanium with the presence of a small fraction of orthorhombic α〞 martensite. It is proposed that the pronounced grain refinement is facilitated by a stress-/strain-induced β → α〞 martensitic transformation. However, the presence of a large fraction of b phase in the high-pressure torsion processed samples i..

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