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Title: Unprecedented non-hysteretic superelasticity of [001]-oriented NiCoFeGa single crystals

Abstract

Superelasticity associated with the martensitic transformation has found a broad range of engineering applications. However, the intrinsic hysteresis and temperature sensitivity of the first-order phase transformation significantly hinder the usage of smart metallic components in many critical areas. In this paper, we report a large superelasticity up to 15.2% strain in [001]-oriented NiCoFeGa single crystals, exhibiting non-hysteretic mechanical responses, a small temperature dependence and high-energy-storage capability and cyclic stability over a wide temperature and composition range. In situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction measurements show that the superelasticity is correlated with a stress-induced continuous variation of lattice parameter accompanied by structural fluctuation. Neutron diffraction and electron microscopy observations reveal an unprecedented microstructure consisting of atomic-level entanglement of ordered and disordered crystal structures, which can be manipulated to tune the superelasticity. The discovery of the large elasticity related to the entangled structure paves the way for exploiting elastic strain engineering and development of related functional materials. NiCoFeGa single crystals exhibit large non-hysteretic superelasticity over broad temperature and composition ranges. It is attributed to the continuous phase transition with applied stress, which is related to the fluctuation of entangled ordered and disordered crystal structures.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [5];  [5];  [6];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [3];  [3];  [3]
  1. Univ. of Science and Technology, Beijing (China)
  2. Beijing Inst. of Technology (China)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  5. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China). Inst. of Physics. Beijing National Lab. for Condensed Matter Physics (BNLCP-CAS)
  6. KTH Royal Inst. of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden); Wigner Research Center for Physics, Budapest (Hungary)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC); Funds for Creative Research Groups of China; Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities; State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials; Swedish Research Council (SRC); Hungarian Scientific Research Fund
OSTI Identifier:
1657821
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; 51831003; 51527801; 51921001; B170003; 06111020; 06111040; 2017Z-09; OTKA 128229
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 1476-1122
Publisher:
Springer Nature - Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Chen, Haiyang, Wang, Yan-Dong, Nie, Zhihua, Li, Runguang, Cong, Daoyong, Liu, Wenjun, Ye, Feng, Liu, Yuzi, Cao, Peiyu, Tian, Fuyang, Shen, Xi, Yu, Richeng, Vitos, Levente, Zhang, Minghe, Li, Shilei, Zhang, Xiaoyi, Zheng, Hong, Mitchell, J. F., and Ren, Yang. Unprecedented non-hysteretic superelasticity of [001]-oriented NiCoFeGa single crystals. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-020-0645-4.
Chen, Haiyang, Wang, Yan-Dong, Nie, Zhihua, Li, Runguang, Cong, Daoyong, Liu, Wenjun, Ye, Feng, Liu, Yuzi, Cao, Peiyu, Tian, Fuyang, Shen, Xi, Yu, Richeng, Vitos, Levente, Zhang, Minghe, Li, Shilei, Zhang, Xiaoyi, Zheng, Hong, Mitchell, J. F., & Ren, Yang. Unprecedented non-hysteretic superelasticity of [001]-oriented NiCoFeGa single crystals. United States. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-020-0645-4
Chen, Haiyang, Wang, Yan-Dong, Nie, Zhihua, Li, Runguang, Cong, Daoyong, Liu, Wenjun, Ye, Feng, Liu, Yuzi, Cao, Peiyu, Tian, Fuyang, Shen, Xi, Yu, Richeng, Vitos, Levente, Zhang, Minghe, Li, Shilei, Zhang, Xiaoyi, Zheng, Hong, Mitchell, J. F., and Ren, Yang. Mon . "Unprecedented non-hysteretic superelasticity of [001]-oriented NiCoFeGa single crystals". United States. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-020-0645-4. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1657821.
@article{osti_1657821,
title = {Unprecedented non-hysteretic superelasticity of [001]-oriented NiCoFeGa single crystals},
author = {Chen, Haiyang and Wang, Yan-Dong and Nie, Zhihua and Li, Runguang and Cong, Daoyong and Liu, Wenjun and Ye, Feng and Liu, Yuzi and Cao, Peiyu and Tian, Fuyang and Shen, Xi and Yu, Richeng and Vitos, Levente and Zhang, Minghe and Li, Shilei and Zhang, Xiaoyi and Zheng, Hong and Mitchell, J. F. and Ren, Yang},
abstractNote = {Superelasticity associated with the martensitic transformation has found a broad range of engineering applications. However, the intrinsic hysteresis and temperature sensitivity of the first-order phase transformation significantly hinder the usage of smart metallic components in many critical areas. In this paper, we report a large superelasticity up to 15.2% strain in [001]-oriented NiCoFeGa single crystals, exhibiting non-hysteretic mechanical responses, a small temperature dependence and high-energy-storage capability and cyclic stability over a wide temperature and composition range. In situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction measurements show that the superelasticity is correlated with a stress-induced continuous variation of lattice parameter accompanied by structural fluctuation. Neutron diffraction and electron microscopy observations reveal an unprecedented microstructure consisting of atomic-level entanglement of ordered and disordered crystal structures, which can be manipulated to tune the superelasticity. The discovery of the large elasticity related to the entangled structure paves the way for exploiting elastic strain engineering and development of related functional materials. NiCoFeGa single crystals exhibit large non-hysteretic superelasticity over broad temperature and composition ranges. It is attributed to the continuous phase transition with applied stress, which is related to the fluctuation of entangled ordered and disordered crystal structures.},
doi = {10.1038/s41563-020-0645-4},
journal = {Nature Materials},
number = 7,
volume = 19,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {3}
}

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