Effect of Temperature on Shape Memory Materials

Zifan Wang, Alexander M. Korsunsky

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This article presents a general overview, along with the appropriate details, of the temperature effect on shape memory materials (SMMs). Three main classes of materials, namely, shape memory alloys (SMAs), shape memory polymers (SMPs) and shape memory ceramics (SMCs), are reviewed in terms of the mechanisms of thermo-responsive functional behavior, the influence of working temperature on functional behavior, and their microstructure evolution during fabrication and heat treatment, thus covering all important aspects of the topic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Smart Materials
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780128157336
ISBN (Print)9780128157329
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Shape memory alloys
  • Shape memory ceramics
  • Shape memory polymers
  • Temperature effect


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