Influence of Be and Ni to Cu-Al Alloy Shape Memory Performance
With Bridgeman directional solidification method the single crystal alloys of CuAl base shape memory alloy (SMA) with different components were prepared. And their shape memory performance characters were systematically investigated. The results show that the single crystal of CuAlNiBe quaternary shape memory alloy has much better shape memory properties than that of the CuAlBe and CuAlNi ternary alloy. That meant that in the CuAl base SMA alloy the mixed addition of Be and Ni changed the quenching microstructure has a strengthening effect to improve the shape memory performance of the SMA alloy.
Huaiying Zhou, Tianlong Gu, Daoguo Yang, Zhengyi Jiang, Jianmin Zeng
H. P. Xu et al., "Influence of Be and Ni to Cu-Al Alloy Shape Memory Performance", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 197-198, pp. 1258-1262, 2011