High-temperature superelasticity and competing microstructural mechanisms in Co49Ni21Ga30 shape memory alloy single crystals under tension Academic Article uri icon


  • A large temperature range of stress-induced martensitic transformation with >8% superelastic strain is demonstrated in [1 0 0]-oriented Co49Ni21Ga30 single crystals. The nature of the superelastic response is greatly affected by temperature and test history due to the temperature-dependent dominant microstructural mechanisms. We provide an insight into these mechanisms and divide the response into three temperature stages. Interestingly, a small stress hysteresis of only 2 MPa was achieved after the superelastic experiments at 300 C compared to 20 MPa of the virgin sample. 2009 Acta Materialia Inc.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Monroe, J. A., Karaman, I., Karaca, H. E., Chumlyakov, Y. I., & Maier, H. J.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Monroe, JA||Karaman, I||Karaca, HE||Chumlyakov, YI||Maier, HJ

publication date

  • March 2010