|Title||Superelasticity and shape memory in micro- and nanometer-scale pillars|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||San Juan, J, No, ML, Schuh, CA|
|Pagination||272 - +|
Superelasticity and shape memory down to the nanometer scale are successfully demonstrated in micro- and nanometer-scale pillars of a Cu-Al-Ni shape memory alloy. Microcompression tests show superelastic behavior with recoverable strains above 5 % during more than 100 cycles. In addition, shape memory behavior with complete shape recovery at both the micro- and nanometer scales is also observed, opening the door to a new generation of smart micro and nano devices.