J. Phys. IV France
Volume 112, October 2003
Page(s) 881 - 884

J. Phys. IV France
112 (2003) 881
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20031022

Shape memory thin strips produced by the twin roll casting technique

P. Ochin1, A. Dezellus1, Ph. Plaindoux1, Ph. Vermaut1, 2, F. Dalle1, 2 and R. Portier11, 2

1  CECM-CNRS, 15 rue G. Urbain, 94400 Vitry-sur-Seine, France
2  ENSCP, rue Pierre et Marie Cune, 75005 Paris, France

A promising direct method of preparation by rapid solidification, the twin roll casting technique, bas been used for the first time to produce semi-finite shape memory alloys thin strips (200-600 $\mu$m thick). Different NiTi and Cu-Ni-Al based compositions have been tested. Some cracks appeared on these new products but they have been partially or totally suppressed, according to the alloy composition, by optimisation of the parameters of the process and after adding side dams to the wheels. The resulting strip morphology, structure and microstructure have been analyse, taking into account the complex heat and mass flows during the process. Transformation temperatures are in the same range of values that those of the corresponding massive materials.

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