Rapid-solidified metallic actuator materials developed by electromagnetic nozzleless melt spinning method

Y. Furuya

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Electro-magnetic nozzleless melt-spinning method was developed by combining the control of the flow down of the molten metals after electromagnetic float melting(i.e. levitation) with rapid solidification by rotating roll. The metallurgical grain microstructures can be changed by rotating roll speed. It was confirmed that the produced, intermetallic TiNi and NiAl system alloy thin plates showed the strong crystal anisotropy, higher shape memory functional properties than those of the conventionally processed melt-worked samples having its same origin. As new SMAs by using this method, ferromagnetic shape memory, FePd alloy having very large magnetostriction and super high temperature shape memory, RuTa alloy having the transformation over 1000°C were developed. Moreover, our recent study on the advanced rapid-solidification machine to produce many kinds of short fibers as well as ribbons is introduced. Finally, harmonic material design for sensor/actuator stacking composite system, namely 'Smart Board' for aircraft structures will be introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-116
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 11
Externally publishedYes
EventMaterials for Smart Systems III - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 1999 Nov 301999 Dec 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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