Kinetics of martensitic transitions in shape-memory alloys

Antoni Planes, Francisco-Jose Perez-Reche, Eduard Vives, Lluis Manosa

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The role of thermal fluctuations in driving the martensitic transition in shape-memory alloys is studied. Experiments show that both athermal and thermally activated kinetics can be obtained in different alloys. We establish that this depends upon the relative importance of the characteristic times associated with the driving field and nucleation. (C) 2003 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number2
Early online date10 Oct 2003
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004


  • athermal
  • thermally activated
  • nucleation
  • martensite
  • shape-memory


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