Special Issue "Shape Memory Alloys"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2013)
Prof. Dr. Kurt R. Ziebeck
Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, CB3, 0HE, UK
Interests: neutron scattering; low temperature physics; strongly correlated systems; magnetism; functional materials; spintronics; novel materials; spintronics
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
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- shape memory
- phase transitions
- transport properties
- xray and electron scattering
- smart materials
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| Download PDF Full-text (3007 KB)
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| Download PDF Full-text (1013 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Article: Mössbauer Spectroscopy Studies on Magnetic Properties for 57Fe-substituted Ni-Mn-Sn Metamagnetic Shape Memory Alloys
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| Download PDF Full-text (899 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Review: Magneto-Structural Properties of Ni2MnGa Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloy in Magnetic Fields
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| Download PDF Full-text (707 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Article: Experimental Study of Helical Shape Memory Alloy Actuators: Effects of Design and Operating Parameters on Thermal Transients and Stroke
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| Download PDF Full-text (431 KB)
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| Download PDF Full-text (192 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Article: Exchange Bias and Inverse Magnetocaloric Effect in Co and Mn Co-Doped Ni2MnGa Shape Memory Alloy
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| Download PDF Full-text (323 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 3 July 2013