Brief Introduction to How Shape Memory Alloys Work

This website contains information on the mechanism behind the diffusionless phase transformation that occurs in shape memory alloys.  The site is given as:  http://www.doitpoms.ac.uk/tlplib/superelasticity/shape_memory1.php.  Of specific importance to working with shape memory materials are for shape setting you need to anneal the material at 500 deg C, higher than the standard conventional ovens used.  Therefore, to set the temperature a flame or furnace needs to be used.

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