Shape Memory Alloys: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystalline Metals and Alloys".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 680

Special Issue Editors

School of Civil Aviation, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China
Interests: mechanics of materials; shape memory alloys; martensitic transformation; additive manufacturing; impact engineering

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Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan
Interests: mechanics of materials; impact engineering; measurement; shape memory alloys; martensitic transformation

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Academy of Science and Technology, Hiroshima University, 1-4-1 Kagamiyama, Hiroshima, Japan
Interests: mechanics of materials; shape memory alloys; martensitic transformation; phase transformation; plasticity; microstructures; crystal plasticity
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) have emerged as a transformative class of materials, finding applications in various fields, from healthcare to aerospace. As research in this area continues to advance, a dynamic online presence becomes crucial to keep researchers, engineers, and practitioners informed about the latest developments.

This Special Issue is dedicated to showcasing research of the highest quality. We are confident that this Special Issue, entitled "Shape Memory Alloys: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives", will offer valuable research insights for shape memory alloy enthusiasts. We eagerly invite you to contribute to this Special Issue. We invite researchers, engineers, and practitioners to contribute original research articles and review manuscripts on the following topics (though the following list is not exhaustive, and other topics may be discussed):

  • Microstructural analysis and characterization of shape memory alloys;
  • Shape memory response and effect of shape memory alloys;
  • Mechanical behavior of shape memory alloys;
  • Exploring novel designs to tailor the properties through the shape memory effect;
  • Examining the diverse applications of shape memory alloys;
  • Production and processing of shape memory alloys;
  • 3D and 4D printed shape memory alloys;
  • Addressing the challenges and current trends in the research of different shape memory alloys.

Dr. Bo Cao
Dr. Chong Gao
Dr. Takeshi Iwamoto
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • shape memory alloys
  • shape memory effect
  • smart materials
  • microstructures
  • mechanical properties
  • phase transformations
  • 3D/4D printing
  • grains
  • textures
  • programmed morphing

Published Papers

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