Advances in developing TiNi nanoparticles

A. Torres Castro, E. López Cuéllar, U. Ortiz Méndez, M. José Yacamán

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The elaboration of nanoparticles has become a field of great interest for many scientists. Nanoparticles possess different properties than those ones shown in bulk materials. Shape memory alloys have the exceptional ability to recuperate its original shape by simple heating after being "plastically" deformed. When this process is originated, important changes in properties, as mechanical and electrical, are developed in bulk material. If there is possible to obtain nanoparticles with shape memory effects, these nanoparticles could be used in the elaboration of nanofluids with the ability to change their electrical and thermal conductivity with temperature changes, i.e., smart nanofluids. In this work, some recent results and discussion of TiNi nanoparticles obtained by ion beam milling directly from a TiNi wire with shape memory are presented. The nanoparticles obtained by this process are about 2 nm of diameter with a composition of Ti-41.0 at.% Ni. Synthesized nanoparticles elaborated by this method have an ordered structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-413
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering: A
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Nov 25 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Nanofluids
  • Nanoparticles
  • Shape memory
  • TiNi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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