TiNi thin film characterization

For my materials science degree at UC Berkeley, I used a transmission electron microscope to characterized sputtered thin films of TiNi shape memory alloy. The company I worked with was constructing small valves for microfluidic applications.

Transmission electron micrograph of martersitic and austenitic TiNi crystals

Transmission electron micrograph of martersitic and austenitic TiNi crystals

Electron beam diffraction patterns of TiNi in different orientations

Electron beam diffraction patterns of TiNi in different orientations