Functionally graded TiN/TiNi shape memory alloy films

Yong Qing Fu, Hejun Du, Sam Zhang

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The presence of an adherent and hard TiN layer (200 nm) on TiNi-based shape memory alloy (SMA) film (3.5 μm) formed a passivation layer, improved hardness and tribological properties, without sacrificing the phase transformation and shape memory effect of the TiNi film.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2995-2999
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003


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