In this investigation, it is experimentally confirmed that interfacial compressive stress in nanoscale can induce the martensitic transformation in FeNi nanolayers. Generally, within the nanostructured materials, a large Emricasan amount of interfacial stress could exist owing to the high volume fraction of interfaces, which might modulate the martensitic transformation of the nanostructured
materials and make the martensitic transformation behaviors in the nanostructured materials differ from their conventional coarse-grained eFT508 cost counterparts. Utilizing the nanomultilayered structure, the interfacial compressive or tensile stress can be imposed on the different nanofilms and the influence of the interfacial compressive or tensile stress on the martensitic transformation
and even other phase transformations of nanofilms can be experimentally investigated. Therefore, the method of imposing and modulating the interfacial stress through the epitaxial growth structure in the nanomultilayered films should also be noticed and utilized. Conclusions In summary, FeNi/V nanomultilayered films with different V layer thicknesses were synthesized by magnetron sputtering. By adjusting the thickness of the V layer, different interfacial compressive stress were imposed on FeNi layers and the effect of interfacial stress on martensitic transformation in the FeNi film was investigated. Without insertion of V layers, the FeNi film exhibits a fcc structure. With the thickness of V inserted layers up to 1.5 nm, under Arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase the coherent growth structure in FeNi/V nanomultilayered films, FeNi layers bear interfacial compressive stress due to the larger lattice parameter relative to V, which induces the MEK inhibitor martensitic transformation of the FeNi film. As the V layer thickness increases to 2.0 nm, V layers cannot keep the coherent growth structure with FeNi layers, leading to the disappearance of interfacial stress and termination of the martensitic transformation in FeNi films. This investigation verifies that the martensitic transformation
could be induced by the nanoscaled interfacial stress in the FeNi nanofilms. The method of imposing and modulating the interfacial stress through the epitaxial growth structure in the nanomultilayered films should also be especially noticed and utilized. Acknowledgements The present work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 51101101, ‘Innovation Program of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission’ under Grant No. 12YZ104, and ‘Shanghai Leading Academic Discipline Project’ under Grant No. J50503 sponsored by the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission. References 1. Qin W, Nagase T, Umakoshi Y: Phase stability in nanocrystalline metals, a thermodynamic consideration. J Appl Phys 2007, 102:124303–124310. 10.1063/1.2822473CrossRef 2. Rong YH: Phase transformations and phase stability in nanocrystalline materials. Curr Opin Solid State Mater Sci 2005, 9:287–295. 10.1016/j.cossms.