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Walter Steurer and Julia Dshemuchadse

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198714552

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714552.001.0001

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Structures and properties of functional intermetallics

Structures and properties of functional intermetallics

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(p.489) 10 Structures and properties of functional intermetallics
Source:
Intermetallics
Author(s):

Walter Steurer

Julia Dshemuchadse

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714552.003.0010

In this chapter, structures and physical properties of functional intermetallics of technological interest or at least with potential for applications are discussed. Technologically most important so far are lanthanoid-based ferromagnetic materials, cP8-Cr3Si (A15) type superconductors and shape memory alloys. Interesting properties also show some of the Laves phases as well as the Heusler and half-Heusler phases. Examples are the magnetostrictive materials Terfenol D or Invar, which shows almost zero thermal expansion, on the one hand, and magnetocaloric and thermoelectric materials on the other hand. (Half-)Heusler phases are also of interest for applications in spintronics. The structure/property relationships of all these and many more functional materials are discussed.

Keywords:   physical properties, structure/property relationships, functional, intermetallics, ferromagnetic materials, magnetostrictive materials, magnetocaloric materials, thermoelectric materials, shape memory alloys, superconducting materials

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