Magnetic shape-memory alloy

Shape-memory magnetic alloys are intelligent materials capable of significantly deforming under the action of a magnetic field thanks to the martensitic transformation; this feature makes them interesting for a multitude of applications in the areas of sensors, precision implementation and even energy recovery (energy harversters). Researchers at MIST E-R have developed a specific experience on Heusler alloys, both massive and nano-structured, with promising transformation properties.