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Title: Surface metrology and optical properties of thin film shape memory alloys
Authors: Wu, Mingjie
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Materials::Metallic materials::Alloys
Issue Date: 2009
Source: Wu, M. (2009). Surface metrology and optical properties of thin film shape memory alloys. Doctoral thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: Shape memory alloys (SMA) have many interesting characteristics induced by the phase transformation upon thermal cycling or mechanical loading/unloading. In recent years, with the development of Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System (MEMS), NiTi SMA thin films have received more attention due to their high work output per unit volume, good biocompatibility and durability. These properties enable NiTi SMA thin films to be widely considered as a good candidate for powerful microactuators. Upon the austenite —> twined martensite transformation, the significant surface morphology change (i.e. surface relief) reveals another potential feature for optical micro-devices.
Description: 194 p.
DOI: 10.32657/10356/47174
Schools: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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