Layer-by-layer laser synthesis of Cu–Al–Ni intermetallic compounds and shape memory effect

I. Volyanski, I. V. Shishkovsky, I. Yadroitsev, V. I. Shcherbakov, Yu G. Morozov

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We have studied conditions for the synthesis of intermetallic phases in the Cu–Al–Ni system by selective laser sintering/melting, in particular by heating a powder mixture to 300°C. The effects of laser synthesis and heating on the microstructure of the intermetallic phases in the samples obtained have been studied using electron microscopy, optical metallography, and X-ray diffraction analysis. The results demonstrate high sinterability of stoichiometric mixtures. Resistivity measurements indicate that the samples exhibit a shape memory effect. We discuss the feasibility of producing biomicroelectromechanical systems using layerby- layer synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)566-572
Number of pages7
JournalInorganic Materials
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • intermetallic phases
  • laser sintering
  • metallography
  • shape memory effect


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