High temperature creep measurements in equiatomic Ni-Ti shape memory alloy

C. Lexcellent, P. Robinet, J. Bernardini, D. L. Beke, P. Olier

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High temperatures creep rates in equiatomic NiTi alloys at three different stress levels and at different temperatures have been measured. It was obtained that the creep rate can be well described by the Dorn equation with n=3. The activation energy of the effective diffusion coefficient, Dc (characterizing the Herring-Nabarro bulk creep) is Qc= 226 kJmole-1. From comparison of this value with the activation energy of Ni tracer diffusion (155 kJmol-1) it was concluded that the Ti is the slower component with high diffusion activation energy close to Q c.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-512
Number of pages4
JournalMaterialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005


  • Creep
  • Diffusion
  • NiTi
  • Shape memory alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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