Stress-Induced Transformation and Superelasticity in Ni-Ti-Nb Alloys
Raychem Corporation, 300 Constitution Drive, MS 532/6463, Menlo Park, CA 94025, U.S.A.
The present study reveals some new aspects of stress-induced martensitic transformation in a Ni47Ti44Nb9 alloy, with focus on the wide-window superelasticity. The mechanism and potential applications of the wide-window superelasticity will be discussed in light of other well known shape memory alloys.
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