Shape Memory Effect Analysis by X-Ray Diffraction

  • Zbigniew Bojarski
  • Henryk Morawiec


Shape memory effects are closely related to the reversible martensitic transformation. Hence signal importance is attached to the study of the influence of this transformation and also martensite structure and its defects on shape memory, particularly from the aspect of alloys properties for potential applications. The X-ray method offers the possibility of direct study of the reverse martensitic transformation. The NiTi and copper-based alloys have already found a valuable practical application.


Nickel Martensite Hexagonal 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zbigniew Bojarski
    • 1
  • Henryk Morawiec
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of the Physics and Chemistry of MetalsSilesian UniversityKatowicePoland

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