Special Issue "Shape Memory Alloys"

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A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kurt R. Ziebeck
Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, CB3, 0HE, UK
Website: http://www.tfm.phy.cam.ac.uk/directory/kraz2@cam.ac.uk
E-Mail: kraz2@cam.ac.uk
Interests: neutron scattering; low temperature physics; strongly correlated systems; magnetism; functional materials; spintronics; novel materials; spintronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

More than half a century has elapsed since research on Au-Cd alloys stimulated a world-wide interest in shape memory and super-elastic behaviour. Both the microscopic and mesoscopic transformation processes, associated with the essential martensitic phase transition have been extensively studied in a wide range of materials. Consequently these materials are finding use as sensors, actuators etc., in fields as diverse as medicine and aviation. Although the phase transition is usually thermally or mechanically driven, more recent research has focused on the ability to do this using magnetic fields in ferromagnetic alloys. However many of the materials studied are brittle which would appear to limit their application. This constraint maybe overcome by incorporating the materials in hybrid composites The possibility of doing this or incorporating shape memory alloys with other smart materials opens up new areas of fundamental and applied research.

Prof. Dr. Kurt R. Ziebeck
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • shape memory
  • phase transitions
  • magnetism
  • transport properties
  • neutron
  • xray and electron scattering
  • smart materials

Published Papers (7 papers)

by , , , , , ,  and
Metals 2013, 3(3), 298-311; doi:10.3390/met3030298
Received: 20 May 2013; in revised form: 26 June 2013 / Accepted: 14 August 2013 / Published: 22 August 2013
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by , , ,  and
Metals 2013, 3(3), 237-282; doi:10.3390/met3030237
Received: 1 April 2013; in revised form: 12 June 2013 / Accepted: 13 June 2013 / Published: 2 July 2013
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by , , , , ,  and
Metals 2013, 3(2), 225-236; doi:10.3390/met3020225
Received: 10 April 2013; in revised form: 20 May 2013 / Accepted: 23 May 2013 / Published: 3 June 2013
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by ,  and
Metals 2013, 3(2), 202-224; doi:10.3390/met3020202
Received: 8 March 2013; in revised form: 24 April 2013 / Accepted: 10 May 2013 / Published: 23 May 2013
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by  and
Metals 2013, 3(1), 123-149; doi:10.3390/met3010123
Received: 22 December 2012; in revised form: 3 February 2013 / Accepted: 5 February 2013 / Published: 18 February 2013
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by , , , , , , ,  and
Metals 2013, 3(1), 114-122; doi:10.3390/met3010114
Received: 4 January 2013; in revised form: 24 January 2013 / Accepted: 25 January 2013 / Published: 4 February 2013
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by  and
Metals 2013, 3(1), 69-76; doi:10.3390/met3010069
Received: 13 December 2012; in revised form: 8 January 2013 / Accepted: 17 January 2013 / Published: 25 January 2013
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Last update: 3 July 2013

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