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Shape Memory Technology SFB 459
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Center for Shape Memory Technology

The interdisciplinary "Center for Shape Memory Technology" (SFB 459 - Formgedächtnistechnik) at the Ruhr-University Bochum brings together a team of engineers and scientists from various fields for integrative research in the area of shape memory alloys.  All phases of the research, including alloy design, mechanical processing and testing, microstructural characterization, and deformation modeling, are performed using facilities within the center.

Based on the nickel-titanium system, the research encompasses fundamental studies of the deformation mechanisms, related phase transformations, corrosion behavior, and fatigue performance of these shape memory alloys.  An overall goal of the research is to overcome technological barriers, associated with processing and design procedures, in order to take full advantage of the functional properties of shape memory materials.

The "Center for Shape Memory Technology", which started in January 2000 with funding from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and Nord-Rhein Westfalen (NRW), received the second funding phase in January 2003. In this second phase, the research is being directed towards shape memory phenomenon at the nanoscale and applications for medical technology. By now a fourth funding phase has been granted, which started January 2009.

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