Martensitic transformation in a highly ordered Fe3Pt has been investigated by magnetization and X-ray diffraction measurements. We confirmed that a new type of face-centered tetragonal (FCT) martensite phase appears below 60 K in Fe3Pt with a degree of order S = 0.88. The tetragonality c/a gradually increases with decreasing temperature, and is approximately 1.005 at 10 K. This is in contrast to the tetragonality c/a < 1 generally observed in the FCT martensite with a degree of order less than 0.8. The spontaneous magnetization increases in association with the transformation.
- Invar alloys
- Magnetic measurements
- Phase transitions
- Transmission electron microscopy
- X-ray diffraction