There is growing interest from academia and industry in high-temperature shape memory alloys, as these represent a fascinating field both from a basic science and an application point of view. Recent literature demonstrates that substantial progress has been made since the first conference exclusively devoted to this topic.
In fact, some of the materials developed lately, are already very attractive in terms of microstructural stability, reversible transformation strain and price of the constituents. Yet, the field is still rapidly evolving and the impact of new concepts such as high entropy alloys is not even clear yet. Thus, there is again a need to bring together the leading experts in order to advance the field and to bridge the gap „From Basics to Applications“.
The 2nd Conference on High Temperature Shape Memory Alloys will provide a setting for all those interested in basic aspects and applications of high temperature shape alloys. There will be ample time to exchange ideas and discuss the latest research. The conference is expected to shed new light on the different aspects of the processing-microstructure-property relationships, characterisation, testing, and modelling and last but not least on applications of high temperature shape memory alloys.
We look forward to seeing you in Irsee 2018!