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Design of novel shape memory alloys and their applications


We are working on novel shape memory alloys. In particular, we aim to develop Fe-based shape memory (or superelastic) alloys through alloy and microstructural designs. Our interest includes their applications in a wide range of fields even as a large-scale structural material.

Publications (Fe-Mn-Al-Ni)

1 J. Xia, Y. Noguchi, X. Xu, T. Odaira, Y. Kimura, M. Nagasako, T. Omori, R. Kainuma, Iron-based superelastic alloys with near-constant critical stress temperature dependence, Science, 369(6505), 855-858 (2020)
2 P. La Roca, M. Sade, Designing a wider superelastic window, Science, 369(6505), 773-774 (2020)
3 J. Xia, T. Omori, R. Kainuma, Abnormal grain growth in Fe-Mn-Al-Ni shape memory alloy with higher Al content, Scripta Mater, 187, 355-359 (2020)
4 M. Vollmer, D. Baunack, D. Janoschka, T. Niendorf, Induction Butt Welding Followed by Abnormal Grain Growth: A Promising Route for Joining of Fe-Mn-Al-Ni Tubes, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, (2020)
5 J.M. Vallejos, J.A. Malarría, Growing Fe-Mn-Al-Ni single crystals by combining directional annealing and thermal cycling, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 275, 116317 (2020)
6 J.M. Vallejos, M.F. Giordana, C.E. Sobrero, J.A. Malarría, Excellent pseudoelasticity of Al-rich Fe-33Mn-17Al-6Ni-0.15C (at%) shape memory single crystals obtained without an aging conditioning stage, Scripta Mater, 179, 25-29 (2020)
7 R. Sidharth, Y. Wu, F. Brenne, W. Abuzaid, H. Sehitoglu, Relationship Between Functional Fatigue and Structural Fatigue of Iron-Based Shape Memory Alloy FeMnNiAl, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, (2020)
8 R. Sidharth, W. Abuzaid, M. Vollmer, T. Niendorf, H. Sehitoglu, Fatigue Crack Initiation in the Iron-Based Shape Memory Alloy FeMnAlNiTi, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, (2020)
9 V. Poklonov, I. Kuksgauzen, Y. Chumlyakov, D. Kuksgauzen, V. Kirillov, Superelasticity and its cyclic stability in [001]-oriented single crystals and oligocrystals of FeMnAlNi alloy in compression, Letters on Materials, 10(1), 78-82 (2020)
10 M. Vollmer, M.J. Kriegel, A. Walnsch, V. Klemm, A. Leineweber, T. Niendorf, On the microstructural and functional stability of Fe-Mn-Al-Ni at ambient and elevated temperatures, Scripta Mater, 162, 442-446 (2019)
11 M. Vollmer, T. Arold, M.J. Kriegel, V. Klemm, S. Degener, J. Freudenberger, T. Niendorf, Promoting abnormal grain growth in Fe-based shape memory alloys through compositional adjustments, Nature Communications, 10(1), 2337 (2019)
12 L.W. Tseng, J. Ma, Y.I. Chumlyakov, I. Karaman, Orientation dependence of superelasticity in FeMnAlNi single crystals under compression, Scripta Mater, 166, 48-52 (2019)
13 M. Popa, B. Pricop, E. Mihalache, V.D. Cojocaru, R.I. Comaneci, L.G. Bujoreanu, Some structural effects related to the abnormal grain growth in FeMnAlNi shape memory alloys, Mater Today-Proc, 19, 931-940 (2019)
14 H. Ozcan, J. Ma, J.E. Schaffer, I. Karaman, Large Dimension and Low-Cost Fe-SMA Rods, MATEC Web of Conferences, 271, 01005 (2019)
15 N. Malone, P. Miller, H. Ozcan, J. Ma, J. Schaffer, I. Karaman, Integrated Health Monitoring of Transportation Structures with Magnetic Fe-SMA Wires, MATEC Web of Conferences, 271, 01008 (2019)
16 W. Abuzaid, Y. Wu, R. Sidharth, F. Brenne, S. Alkan, M. Vollmer, P. Krooß, T. Niendorf, H. Sehitoglu, FeMnNiAl Iron-Based Shape Memory Alloy: Promises and Challenges, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 5(3), 263-277 (2019)
17 W. Abuzaid, H. Sehitoglu, Shape memory effect in FeMnNiAl iron-based shape memory alloy, Scripta Mater, 169, 57-60 (2019)
18 J.M. Vallejos, C.E. Sobrero, M. Avalos, J.W. Signorelli, J.A. Malarría, Crystallographic orientation relationships in the alpha ->gamma ' martensitic transformation in an Fe-Mn-Al-Ni system, Journal of Applied Crystallography, 51, 990-997 (2018)
19 H. Ozcan, J. Ma, I. Karaman, Y.I. Chumlyakov, R. Santamarta, J. Brown, R.D. Noebe, Microstructural design considerations in Fe-Mn-Al-Ni shape memory alloy wires: Effects of natural aging, Scripta Mater, 142(Supplement C), 153-157 (2018)
20 J. Xia, X. Xu, A. Miyake, Y. Kimura, T. Omori, M. Tokunaga, R. Kainuma, Stress- and Magnetic Field-Induced Martensitic Transformation at Cryogenic Temperatures in Fe-Mn-Al-Ni Shape Memory Alloys, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 3(4), 467-475 (2017)
21 M. Vollmer, P. Krooss, I. Karaman, T. Niendorf, On the effect of titanium on quenching sensitivity and pseudoelastic response in Fe-Mn-Al-Ni-base shape memory alloy, Scripta Mater, 126, 20-23 (2017)
22 M. Vollmer, M.J. Kriegel, P. Krooß, S. Martin, V. Klemm, A. Weidner, Y. Chumlyakov, H. Biermann, D. Rafaja, T. Niendorf, Cyclic Degradation Behavior of <001>-Oriented Fe-Mn-Al-Ni Single Crystals in Tension, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 3(4), 335-346 (2017)
23 H.B. Peng, P. Huang, T.N. Zhou, S.L. Wang, Y.H. Wen, Reverse Shape Memory Effect Related to alpha -> gamma Transformation in a Fe-Mn-Al-Ni Shape Memory Alloy, Metall. Mater. Trans. A-Phys. Metall. Mater. Sci., 48A(5), 2132-2139 (2017)
24 H. Ozcan, J. Ma, S.J. Wang, I. Karaman, Y. Chumlyakov, J. Brown, R.D. Noebe, Effects of cyclic heat treatment and aging on superelasticity in oligocrystalline Fe-Mn-Al-Ni shape memory alloy wires, Scripta Mater, 134, 66-70 (2017)
25 T. Omori, R. Kainuma, Martensitic Transformation and Superelasticity in Fe-Mn-Al-Based Shape Memory Alloys, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 3(4), 322-334 (2017)
26 P. La Roca, A. Baruj, C.E. Sobrero, J.A. Malarría, M. Sade, Nanoprecipitation effects on phase stability of Fe-Mn-Al-Ni alloys, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 708, 422-427 (2017)
27 P. La Roca, A. Baruj, M. Sade, Shape-Memory Effect and Pseudoelasticity in Fe-Mn-Based Alloys, Shape Memory and Superelasticity, 3(1), 37-48 (2017)
28 P. Krooss, J. Gnther, L. Halbauer, M. Vollmer, A. Buchwalder, R. Zenker, H. Biermann, T. Niendorf, Electron beam welding of Fe-Mn-Al-Ni shape memo
29 V. Khovaylo, M. Lyange, M. Seredina, M. Gorshenkov, N. Resnina, S. Taskaev, V. Rubanik, V. Rubanik, R. Chatterjee, R. Varga, Structural and mechanical properties of melt spun ribbons of Fe43.5Mn34Al15Ni7.5 Heusler alloy, Materials Today: Proceedings, 4(3), 4702-4706 (2017)
30 P. Chowdhury, D. Canadinc, H. Sehitoglu, On deformation behavior of Fe-Mn based structural alloys, Materials Science and Engineering: R: Reports, 122, 1-28 (2017)
31 M. Vollmer, P. Krooss, M.J. Kriegel, V. Klemm, C. Somsen, H. Ozcan, I. Karaman, A. Weidner, D. Rafaja, H. Biermann, T. Niendorf, Cyclic degradation in bamboo-like Fe-Mn-Al-Ni shape memory alloys - The role of grain orientation, Scripta Mater, 114, 156-160 (2016)
32 J.M. Vallejos, C. Sobrero, M. Avalos, J. Malarría, ESTUDIO MICROESTRUCTURAL Y DE TEXTURAS EN ALEACIÓN Fe43.5Mn34Al15Ni7.5 CON MEMORIA DE FORMA, (2016)
33 L.W. Tseng, J. Ma, S.J. Wang, I. Karaman, Y.I. Chumlyakov, Effects of crystallographic orientation on the superelastic response of FeMnAlNi single crystals, Scripta Mater, 116, 147-151 (2016)
34 L.W. Tseng, J. Ma, M. Vollmer, P. Krooß, T. Niendorf, I. Karaman, Effect of grain size on the superelastic response of a FeMnAlNi polycrystalline shape memory alloy, Scripta Mater, 125, 68-72 (2016)
35 T. Omori, H. Iwaizako, R. Kainuma, Abnormal grain growth induced by cyclic heat treatment in Fe-Mn-Al-Ni superelastic alloy, Materials & Design, 101, 263-269 (2016)
36 A. Ojha, H. Sehitoglu, Transformation stress modeling in new Fe-Mn-Al-Ni shape memory alloy, International Journal of Plasticity, 86, 93-111 (2016)
37 T. Niendorf, F. Brenne, P. Krooß, M. Vollmer, J. Günther, D. Schwarze, H. Biermann, Microstructural Evolution and Functional Properties of Fe-Mn-Al-Ni Shape Memory Alloy Processed by Selective Laser Melting, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 47(6), 2569-2573 (2016)
38 V.V. Khovaylo, I.S. Golovin, A.A. Komissarov, M.V. Lyange, T. Omori, R. Kainuma, Giant internal friction and impact toughness in superelastic FeMnAl(Ni), 5th International Conference on Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloysed., 2016
39 P. Huang, H. Peng, S. Wang, T. Zhou, Y. Wen, Relationship between martensitic reversibility and different nano-phases in a FeMnAlNi shape memory alloy, Materials Characterization, 118, 22-28 (2016)
40 M. Vollmer, C. Segel, P. Krooß, J. Günther, L.W. Tseng, I. Karaman, A. Weidner, H. Biermann, T. Niendorf, On the effect of gamma phase formation on the pseudoelastic performance of polycrystalline Fe-Mn-Al-Ni shape memory alloys, Scripta Mater, 108, 23-26 (2015)
41 L.W. Tseng, J. Ma, S.J. Wang, I. Karaman, M. Kaya, Z.P. Luo, Y.I. Chumlyakov, Superelastic response of a single crystalline FeMnAlNi shape memory alloy under tension and compression, Acta Materialia, 89(0), 374-383 (2015)
42 L.W. Tseng, J. Ma, B.C. Hornbuckle, I. Karaman, G.B. Thompson, Z.P. Luo, Y.I. Chumlyakov, The effect of precipitates on the superelastic response of 100 oriented FeMnAlNi single crystals under compression, Acta Materialia, 97, 234-244 (2015)
43 J. Mino, V. Komanicky, M. Durisin, K. Saksl, J. Kovac, R. Varga, Structural and Magnetic Characterization of Fe-Mn-Al-Ni Pseudo-Heusler Alloy, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 51(1), 4000903, (2015)
44 P. La Roca, J. Medina, C.E. Sobrero, M. Avalos, J.A. Malarría, A. Baruj, M. Sade, Effects of B2 nanoprecipitates on the phase stability and pseudoelastic behavior of Fe-Mn-Al-Ni shape memory alloys, MATEC Web of Conferences, 33, 04005 (2015)
45 S.-H. Chang, B.-Y. Chen, C.-H. Chiang, Toxicity Assessment of Fe-Mn-Al Ternary Alloys Using a Probit Dose-Response Model and an Augmented Simplex Design, Mater Trans, 56(1), 135-139 (2015)
46 T. Omori, M. Okano, R. Kainuma, Effect of grain size on superelasticity in Fe-Mn-Al-Ni shape memory alloy wire, APL Materials, 1(3), 8, 032103, (2013)
47 T. Omori, M. Nagasako, M. Okano, K. Endo, R. Kainuma, Microstructure and martensitic transformation in the Fe-Mn-Al-Ni shape memory alloy with B2-type coherent fine particles, Appl Phys Lett, 101(23), 231907 (2012)
48 T. Omori, K. Ando, M. Okano, X. Xu, Y. Tanaka, I. Ohnuma, R. Kainuma, K. Ishida, Superelastic effect in polycrystalline ferrous alloys, Science, 333(6038), 68-71 (2011)