Applied Surface Science, Vol.466, 165-170, 2019
Corrosion behavior of a beta CuAlBe shape memory alloy containing stress induced martensite
The corrosion behavior of a beta CuAlBe shape memory alloy containing stress-induced martensite was analyzed after 60 days of immersion in a 3.5% NaCl solution. The stress-induced martensite was retained in the sample after a load-unload compression cycle up to a pseudoelastic deformation of 4.5%. The corrosion of the alloy occurs by dealuminization, where beta phase located in the areas between the needles of martensite is dissolved due to the preferential loss of aluminum, and the posterior redeposition of copper takes place.