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 JMMCE  Vol.2 No.2 , March 2014
Microstructure and Shape Memory Effect of Cu-Zn-Ni Shape Memory Alloys
Abstract: The microstructure, martensitic transformation behavior and shape memory effect of Cu-Zn-Ni shape memory alloy have been studied by X-ray diffraction (XRD), optical microscopy (OM) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The results show that the recrystallization occurs in the hot-rolled Cu-Zn-Ni alloy by annealing at 800℃ and alloy is primarily composed of martensite. A reverse martensite transformation temperature higher than 100℃ upon heating has been detected. The alloys exhibit good ductility and shape memory effect (SME). The results obtained are discussed in detail.
Cite this paper: Sathish S, Mallik, U.S. and Raju T.N. (2014) Microstructure and Shape Memory Effect of Cu-Zn-Ni Shape Memory Alloys. Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, 2, 71-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/jmmce.2014.22011
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