Tents and tunnels on martensitic films

K. Bhattacharya, A. Desimone, K. F. Hane, R. D. James, C. J. Palmstrøm

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In this paper we outline a strategy for producing certain deformable structures - tents and tunnels - on epitaxially grown martensitic single crystal films. These structures are intended to be the basic building blocks of micropumps and microactuators. We give specific predictions for the systems Ni2MnGa, PbTiO3 and Cu-Zn-Al.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)685-689
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
StatePublished - Dec 15 1999


  • Ferroelectrics
  • Ferromagnetic shape-memory alloys
  • MEMS
  • Micropumps
  • Shape-memory alloys
  • Thin-films


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