Shape Memory Materials
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This book reviews recent developments in the field of shape memory materials, which are becoming more and more important as 'smart (intelligent)' materials. The fundamental principles and properties are discussed, as well as the associated experimental and processing methods. Special emphasis is placed on the present, and potential future, applications of SMMs.
Superelastic wires are already being used for the antennae of cellular phones, and medical stents and guide wires promise to become big business as well. Rapid progress is also being made in fundamental aspects, such as the kinetics of martensitic transformations, premartensitic behavior, aging problems, thin-film SMA, etc. Moreover, new experimental techniques are becoming available: such as imaging plane, TEM with energy filter, AFM, grazing-angle x-ray reflection, etc.
Topics covered in the present book include: Industrial Applications of Shape Memory Alloys; Medical Applications of Shape Memory Alloys; Shape Memory Materials in Smart Systems; Ti-Ni-Based Shape Memory Alloys; Fe-Based shape memory alloys; High-temperature Shape Memory Alloys; Deposited Films and Melt-Spun Ribbons of Shape Memory Alloys; Mechanics of Shape Memory Alloys; Mechanism of Martensitic Transformation; Precursor Phenomena; Cu-, Ag-, Au-Based Shape Memory Alloys; Ni-Mn-Ga and Other Alloys. Contents Sections: 1. Symposium Lecture. 2. Industrial Applications of Shape Memory Alloys. 3. Medical Applications of Shape Memory Alloys. 4. Shape Memory Materials in Smart Systems. 5. Ti-Ni-Based Shape Memory Alloys. 6. Fe-Based Shape Memory Alloys. 7. High-Temperature Shape Memory Alloys. 8. Deposited-Films and Melt-Spun Ribbons of Shape Memory Alloys. 9. Mechanics of Shape Memory Alloys. 10. Mechanism of Martensitic Transformation. 11. Precursor Phenomena. 12. Cu-, Ag-, Au-Based Shape Memory Alloys. 13. Ni-Mn-Ga and Other Alloys.