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Schmahl, Wolfgang W.; Khalil-Allafi, Jafar; Hasse, B.; Wagner, M.; Heckmann, A.; Somsen, C. (2004): Investigation of the phase evolution in a super-elastic NiTi shape memory alloy (50.7 at.\%Ni) under extensional load with synchrotron radiation. In: Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 378, No. 1-2 SPEC. ISS: pp. 81-85
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Inhomogeneous strain distribution associated with stress induced transformation and shear-band formation in super-elastic NiTi is investigated by diffraction with synchrotron radiation and diffraction imaging. We observe a large displacement of the austenite (1 1 0) diffraction peak as a function of tensile strain. This indicates a significant load transfer on residual austenite grains within the martensite matrix of a Lüders-like shear transformation band. A distinct stress state occurs at the interface between the shear-band and the surrounding austenite.