Article - 14 Mar 2007
Nanotechnology is rapidly entering the world of smart materials and taking them to the next level.
News - 18 Apr 2014
In-situ nanoindentation study of phase transformation in magnetic shape memory alloys
Texas A&M University researchers led by Dr. Xinghang Zhang in the Department of Mechanical...
News - 2 Jul 2010
A new shape memory alloy with up to now unprecedented functional stability was developed by researchers from the Institute for Materials at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in cooperation with...
News - 21 Dec 2007
In the world of commercial materials, lighter and cheaper is usually better, especially when those attributes are coupled with superior strength and special properties, such as a material's...
News - 4 Dec 2013
Listen up nickel-titanium and all you other shape-memory alloys, there’s a new kid on the block that just claimed the championship for elasticity and is primed to take over the shape memory apps...
News - 30 Jul 2009
A joint research team from the University of the Basque Country and the United States MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), led by Professor of Physical Metallurgy, Mr José María San...
News - 9 Nov 2011
Physicists from the University of Constance, Peter Nielaba and Daniel Mutter, have observed some changes in shape memory materials at the nanometric scale. These observations have been published as an...
News - 27 Apr 2010
X-ray studies and fundamental calculations are helping physicists gain molecular level insight into the workings of some magnetic shape-memory materials, which change shape under the influence...
News - 1 Jul 2009
Shape memory alloys can "remember" a condition. If they are deformed, a temperature change can be enough to bring them back to their original shape. A simulation calculates the...
News - 25 Jun 2010
Metallic glasses are -just as other types of glasses- brittle materials. This property sets a limit to the possibilities of their technical use. Researchers have now developed a mechanism that enables...