Shape Memory Alloys: Manufacturing and Micromachined Applications

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "D:Materials and Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2024 | Viewed by 100

Special Issue Editor

Department of Materials and Mechanical Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
Interests: deformation mechanisms; X-ray diffraction; solidification; material characteristics; high temperature materials; mechanical testing; advanced materials; in situ neutron diffraction; density functional theory; calculation of phase diagrams; alloy design
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs), a unique class of materials with the ability to recover their original shape after deformation when subjected to certain temperature changes. This Special Issue explores the manufacturing techniques and micromachined applications of SMAs in various sectors, such as biomedical, aerospace, and robotics industries.

We aim for the publications in this Special Issue to cover a range of topics, including the development of advanced manufacturing processes for SMAs, such as additive manufacturing and powder metallurgy. Additionally, researchers are invited to discuss the design and optimization of microscale devices and components made from SMAs, highlighting their potential for use in minimally invasive medical procedures, actuation systems, and sensing applications.

Overall, we hope that this Special Issue will provide a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements in the field of Shape Memory Alloys, highlighting their unique properties and potential for innovative applications in a wide range of industries. Researchers and industry professionals interested in the manufacturing and micromachined applications of SMAs will hopefully find valuable insights and perspectives in this collection of publications.

Dr. Chanho Lee
Guest Editor

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  • shape memory alloys
  • alloy design
  • manufacturing
  • microstructural characterization
  • mechanical properties
  • deformation mechanism
  • shape memory alloy based micromachined devices

Published Papers

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