Microstructure and interface composition of γ-phase in Co38Ni33Al29 shape memory alloy
Ferromagnetic shape memory alloys (FSMAs) are being intensively studied because of their potential applications as smart materials. In these materials, the martensitic transformation processes can be triggered by applying a magnetic field, in addition to the conventional mechanism in SMAs. Recently, Co-Ni-Al alloys have attracted increasing interest as new FSMAs [1–4]. Due to their physical and mechanical properties they are also attractive as moderate high-temperature SMAs.
KeywordsShape memory alloys interface FIB
- 8.Acknowledgements: R. Espinoza would like to thank to the Belgian Science Policy for the financial support. B. Bartova and S. Ignacova gratefully acknowledge financial support from the MULTIMAT Marie Curie Research Training Network (MRTNCT-2004-505226).Google Scholar