On the effect of gamma phase formation on the pseudoelastic performance of polycrystalline Fe-Mn-Al-Ni shape memory alloys Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015 Acta Materialia Inc. In recent years, iron-based shape-memory-alloys such as Fe-Mn-Al-Ni came into focus, due to superior pseudoelastic performance and concomitantly low costs of the alloying elements. The formation of the ductile -phase in polycrystalline Fe-Mn-Al-Ni and its impact on the pseudoelastic performance have not been addressed, yet. Based on modification of quenching conditions this study shows that controlled -phase precipitation at grain boundaries can suppress intergranular cracking without affecting pseudoelasticity. In situ incremental strain tests revealed good recoverability up to about 8% strain.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Vollmer, M., Segel, C., Krooss, P., Guenther, J., Tseng, L. W., Karaman, I., ... Niendorf, T.

citation count

  • 72

complete list of authors

  • Vollmer, M||Segel, C||Krooß, P||Günther, J||Tseng, LW||Karaman, I||Weidner, A||Biermann, H||Niendorf, T

publication date

  • November 2015