A High-Temperature Combinatorial Technique for the Thermal Analysis of Materials
Final performance rept. 14 Jul 2008-14 Dec 2011
HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES
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The main objective of the project was to investigate phase transformations in high-temperature shape memory alloys HTSMA through use of combinatorial nanocalorimetry. Calorimetry is a powerful characterization tool that is used to study phase transformations and reactions in materials. Nanocalorimetry is a novel variant of this technique in which thin-film and micro-machining technologies are used to fabricate calorimeter sensors that are much more sensitive than traditional calorimeters, that can access a much broader range of heating and cooling rates, and that lend themselves well to combinatorial studies.
- Physical Chemistry
- Metallurgy and Metallography