Characterization of ferroelasticity in rare-earth orthophosphates by nanoindentation
Superelasticity, or the rubber-like effect, describes the phenomenon of a material being able to ‘recover’ after an external strain, beyond the elastic limit, is removed. This behavior has been exhibited by shape memory alloys, as well as the emerging materials field of shape memory ceramics, and may be caused by the material undergoing deformation mechanisms such as phase transformation or twinning/detwinning – also known as ferroelasticity. Superelastic materials are known to be attractive candidates for shape memory materials as well as applications with actuating, sensing, and damping needs. ...
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