In-Situ Investigation of the Fast Lattice Recovery during Electropulse Treatment of Heavily Cold Drawn Nanocrystalline Ni-Ti Wires

  • Petr ŠittnerEmail author
  • Jan Pilch
  • Benoit Malard
  • Remi Delville
  • Caroline Curfs
Part of the Hot Topics in Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry book series (HTTC, volume 8)


Shape memory alloys (SMA) such as the near equiatomic Ni-Ti alloy [1] have attracted considerable attention for their unique functional thermomechanical properties as superelasticity or shape memory effect deriving from the martensitic transformation. Ni-Ti wires are being produced from extruded bars by multiple hot working passes finished by a final cold drawing. In this so called “cold worked” (as-drawn, hard, etc.) state, the alloy possesses a heavily deformed microstructure resulting from severe plastic deformation [2] consisting of mixture of austenite, martensite, and amorphous phases with defects and internal strain [3].


Shape Memory Alloy Recovery Process Electric Resistivity Radial Strain NiTi Wire 
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The authors acknowledge the support of ESRF for performing the in-situ synchrotron experiment (MA-358) and support from projects AV0Z10100520, IAA200100627.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petr Šittner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan Pilch
    • 1
  • Benoit Malard
    • 1
    • 2
  • Remi Delville
    • 3
  • Caroline Curfs
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsPrahaCzech Republic
  2. 2.Now at SIMaPDomaine UniversitaireSaint Martin d’HèresFrance
  3. 3.EMATUniversity of AntwerpAntwerpBelgium
  4. 4.ESRFGrenobleFrance

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