Gold Bulletin

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 8–11 | Cite as

Gold alloys with shape-memory

  • G. B. Brook
Open Access


Among a relatively few metallic systems certain alloys of gold exhibit a remarkable mechanical memory. After severe distortion a change of temperature will cause them to return to their original shape. This phenomenon is reviewed, and some possible applications are outlined for gold alloys having this unusual property in addition to their excellent resistance to corrosion.


Martensite Martensitic Transformation Original Shape Gold Alloy High Temperature Form 

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© World Gold Council 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. B. Brook
    • 1
  1. 1.Fulmer Research InstituteStoke PogesEngland

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