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Structural Instability in the B2-Type Ordered Alloys: Zr(Ru,Rh) and Zr(Ru,Pd)



Richard M. Waterstrat, R Kuentzler


Low temperature properties of B2-type solid solutions have been measured in the quasi-binary systems Zr(Ru,Rh) and Zr (Ru,Pd). A continuous transition from brittle to ductile behavior occurs in both of these systems as the B2 phases become unstable with respect to martensite formation. The occurence of superconductivity in the regions of incipient instability is attributed to phonon softening accompaned by am increasing density of electronic states. The structural instabilities are apparently responsible for exceptional wear resistance and improved mechanical properties.
Journal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue 359


B2-type alloys, brittle to ductile behavior, martensite, specific heat, structural instability, Zr alloys


Waterstrat, R. and Kuentzler, R. (2008), Structural Instability in the B2-Type Ordered Alloys: Zr(Ru,Rh) and Zr(Ru,Pd), Journal of Alloys and Compounds (Accessed June 18, 2024)


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Created October 16, 2008