Fig xA The microstructure of as cast Zr Ti

2. Experimental
The Zr0.9Ti0.1(V1−xAlx)2 (x = 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.25) alloys were prepared by the arc-melting method under argon Deltarasin in a water-cooled copper crucible. To ensure the homogeneity, the alloy ingots were re-melted 4 times. Then the alloys were annealed at 1273 K for 168 h under the vacuum of 10−3 Pa.