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 γ-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 γ-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.

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 53

publication date

  • November 2015