Functional Materials

The Functional Materials Group at the Chair for Materials Science and Engineering deals with shape memory alloys. Particular attention is paid to NiTi alloys (binary NiTi and ternary NiTiX alloys). The metallurgical fundamentals of the martensitic transformation and its interaction with lattice defects (vacancies, dislocations and particles) are investigated. We also deal with the production and applications of shape memory alloys in the automotive, aerospace and medical industries (actuator applications and pseudo elastic applications).