shape memory alloy

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shape memory alloy

[′shāp ¦mem·rē ′al‚ȯi]
(metallurgy)
An alloy that, after being deformed, can recover its original shape when it is heated.
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The mechanical behavior of nickel-titanium alloy is more close to that of bone tissue in comparison with other metallic implants, and it has greater effects on the bone growth and treatment of the damaged tissue.
Nickel-Titanium alloy (nitinol) has been found to be the most useful SMA in biomedical applications, and increased utilization of this alloy to manufacture various medical devices has changed the algorithm of disease treatment.
They then looked for ways to create artificial muscle, ultimately settling on a nickel-titanium alloy.
It is made from nitinol, a nickel-titanium alloy with so-called "superelastic" shape-memory properties so that it does not lose its shape if the ear is knocked.
The devices for percutaneous closure of interatrial communications are typically made of nitinol, a nickel-titanium alloy.
A thin nickel-titanium alloy film, for example, might cycle about 100 times a second.
The Solo Smart valve also features a removable nickel-titanium alloy stent, which provides support during implantation, but it is completely removed once the valve is sutured in.
The Luna uses a self-expandable, multi-layer oval implant made from Nitinol, a nickel-titanium alloy.
Baughman and his colleagues have recently created an artificial muscle with the help of nickel-titanium alloy coated in platinum particles only nanometres or billionths of a meter wide.
in Minneapolis already markets dental arches (used in braces) made of the most common shape-memory metal, a nickel-titanium alloy called Nitinol.