Microstructure of Ti-V-Mn BCC alloys before and after hydrogen absorption-desorption was investigated using transmission electron microscopy. Strain contrast with spacing of 5-50 nm was observed along (1 0 1) planes of the BCC phase in both the as-cast alloys and the alloys after hydrogenation- dehydrogenation. Twin boundaries and stacking faults with spacing of 5-100 nm were introduced into the Ti-V-Mn BCC alloys after hydrogen absorption- desorption. These were parallel to the (1 0 1) of BCC alloys and (11̄1) of remained FCC hydrides. The twin boundaries and stacking faults were formed due to accommodation of the shear stress during hydrogenation accompanied by large anisotropic expansion along the c-axis direction in the Ti-V-Mn BCC alloys.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry