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Using Shape Memory Alloys as an Intermediate for Materials With Dissimilar Coefficients of Thermal Expansion

Can the high-strain recovery and temperature memory aspects of shape memory alloys make them useful for developing a coupling between the dissimilar materials of high-temperature materials?   The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center received a technical inquiry on the topic of joining dissimilar materials.  Historically, the integration of high-temperature...

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