Academic Year 2009-2010 Intern Project - Michelle Nguyen

SHAPE MEMORY EFFECT IN NICKEL TITANIUM

 


 

Michelle Nguyen       
Electrical Engineering
UC Santa Barbara    

Mentor: Jason Kawasaki
Faculty Advisor: Chris Palmstrøm
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

The Shape memory effect has many applications such as in blood clot filters for the medical field, constrained recovery in joints, force actuators, proportional control, and elastic properties in eyeglasses.  The objective is to observe the shape memory effect (SME) in NiTi films grown at different temperatures.  The goal of this project is to see how the growth temperature affects surface morphology.

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