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Crystal structure of modulated martensite and crystallographic correlations between martensite variants of Ni 50 Mn 38 Sn 12 alloy

Abstract : A comprehensive study on the crystal structure, the microstructure and the crystallographic features of the martensite in an Ni50Mn38Sn12 alloy has been conducted in the present work. The results show that the martensite possesses a 4O modulated structure. The martensite is organized into broad plates in the original austenite grain. The plates contain irregularly shaped colonies with two characteristic microstructural patterns: a classical lamellar pattern and a herringbone pattern. Crystallographic analyses by scanning electron microscopy/electron backscatter diffraction demonstrate that in each colony there are four orientation variants (A, B, C and D) and they form three types of twins (type I, type II and compound twin). The interfaces between corresponding variants are coincident with their twinning plane K1. The interface planes of the compound twin pairs A&D and B&C can have one or two different orientations, which leads to the two microstructural patterns. The corresponding variants in neighboring colonies within one broad plate (intra-plate colonies) possess close orientations, but the type I and the type II twin relationships are interchanged. The variants in neighboring colonies situated in adjacent plates (inter-plate colonies) are type I or type II twin related but with some angular deviations. The plate interface is defined by the {221} plane of the variant pair with largest thickness. The results of the present work provide comprehensive microstructural and crystallographic information on modulated martensite in NiMnSn alloys that is useful for the understanding of their specific functionalities and helpful for further investigation on property optimization of these materials.
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Chunqing Lin, Haile Yan, Y. D. Zhang, Claude Esling, Xiang Zhao, et al.. Crystal structure of modulated martensite and crystallographic correlations between martensite variants of Ni 50 Mn 38 Sn 12 alloy. Journal of Applied Crystallography, International Union of Crystallography, 2016, 49 (4), pp.1276-1283. ⟨10.1107/S1600576716010372⟩. ⟨hal-03080440⟩

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