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Special Issue "Materials with Shape Memory: Phase Transformations, Microstructure and Properties"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Materials with shape memory and superelasticity effects on metal and polymer base are interesting objects for solving fundamental problems of condensed matter physics, as well as for applied research and development. The possibility of the return of large deformations, which were pre-set to materials with shape memory, is due to reversible changes in the crystal or molecular structure of the materials. In metal materials, these effects are most often due to thermoelastic martensitic transformation, which was discovered in 1948 by the outstanding Russian scientist academician G. V. Kurdyumov. Currently, materials with shape memory are used in medicine as implants for the treatment of socially significant diseases and in the aerospace engineering and automotive industries; they also have great potential in micro-robotics. This Special Issue is devoted to both fundamental studies of nature and mechanisms of shape memory effects realization in materials, and the applied development and application of these materials. This issue of the journal aims to cover the topic of materials with shape memory as much as possible, and will include both articles presenting new original results and reviews of recent research and specific applications. Manuscripts will be welcomed from researchers working in higher education and research institutions, as well as industrial companies that develop and produce products using materials with shape memory.
Prof. Lotkov Aleksandr Ivanovich
Manuscript Submission Information
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- shape memory materials
- fundamental properties