Book Review on “Thin Film Shape Memory Alloys-Fundamentals and Device Applications”
Shuichi Miyazaki1, Yong Qing Fu2, *, Wei Min Huang3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2010
First Page: 49
Last Page: 50
Publisher Id: TOMDJ-2-49
Article History:Received Date: 21/5/2009
Revision Received Date: 1/6/2009
Acceptance Date: 2/6/2009
Electronic publication date: 19/1/2010
Collection year: 2010
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Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are amazing materials that, after being severely deformed, can spontaneously return to their original shape upon heating. These materials possess a number of desirable properties, namely, high actuation power or force, large recovery strain, pseudoelasticity (or superelasticity), good chemical resistance and biocompatibility, etc. These unique features have attracted much attention toward the potential applications of SMAs for military, medical, safety, and robotics applications. More recently, thin film SMAs have been recognized as a new type of promising and high performance material for micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) and biological applications.