Materials Transactions Online

Materials Transactions, Vol.47 No.03 (2006) pp.584-586
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The Synthesis of Composite Particles in Molten Salts

Ruisong Yang, Lishan Cui and Yanjun Zheng

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Petroleum, Beijing, 102249, P. R. China

A novel process for synthesizing composite particles, named the high temperature molten salts method, is discussed in this paper. The molten salts are a reaction medium that do not take part in the chemical reaction and can be easily dissolved by water washing. By this method, composite particles were prepared in molten salts at 680–850°C. The heat released from the chemical reaction was found playing an important role to obtain the desired composite particles. The reverse martensitic transformation of the NiTi particles is confirmed in these composite particles by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

(Received 2005/8/22; Accepted 2005/9/26; Published 2006/3/15)

Keywords: nickel titanium particles, molten salts, martensitic transformation

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