Microstructure, transformation characteristics and mechanical properties of thin TiNi films deposited from a planar magnetron source onto a cylindrical surface

@inproceedings{Martynov2001MicrostructureTC,
  title={Microstructure, transformation characteristics and mechanical properties of thin TiNi films deposited from a planar magnetron source onto a cylindrical surface},
  author={Valery N. Martynov and Aliesha D. Johnson and Vikas Gupta and Vikas Galhotra},
  year={2001}
}
Thin TiNi films (17 - 5 microns thick) deposited from a planar magnetron source onto a 6.35 mm diameter centerless ground rod (average surface roughness is about 1 micron) and onto a polished one (average surface roughness is about 0.02 micron) have been characterized. The film deposited onto a ground rod breaks very easily and can be removed from the substrate only in small pieces. It was found that the external surface of the film replicates all the imperfection of the original ground surface… CONTINUE READING