Optimization of automated crystal orientation and phase mapping in TEM applied to Ni-Ti all round shape memory alloy
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Cedex a :E d p sciences
MATEC web of conferences. - Place of publication unknown
, p. 1-6
University of Antwerp
A new application which focuses on an artificial sphincter fabricated by Ni-Ti SMAs for human implantation is under investigation by applying the all-round shape memory effect with precise control of the phase transformation temperatures. In this study, a Ni51at.%-Ti alloy was fabricated by arc melting with fast solidification, followed by a proper strained aging which induces the two way shape memory effect needed for this particular application. Differential scanning calorimetry was used to investigate the thermal behavior and transmission electron microscopy was used for studying the microstructure of the alloys. With the latter the novel technique of automated crystal orientation microscopy is used and optimized to obtain phase and orientation mapping of the various structures.