What is nitinol?

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Nitinol is an alloy made with equal parts of nickel and titanium. It was invented in 1962 by the Naval Ordnance Laboratory and can only be strained to 5% without experiencing any permanent deformation. Nitinol's super elastic phase is known as the austenite phase.
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Nitinol is a shape memory metal that is made of super elastic shape memory alloys. When it is heated it reacts in two forms: austenite which refers to its form while being heated while martensite is when it has cooled down and can be considered in its original form.
Because of the chemical compatibility of most minerals, different minerals can be combined to form mineral compounds called alloys. Nitinol is a Nickel-titanium alloy and it is obtained by mixing different percentages of the two minerals.
Nitinol is an alloy of titanium and nickel that has the ability to regain its predetermined shape when heated. It can be used in different ways, for instance in medical field it can be used like a knee replacement, in manufacturing industries Nitinol can be used to frame glasses.
Nitinol is a metal compound that is made by mixing Titanium and Nickel in different atomic percentages. It is of medical significance as knee replacements and for re-attaching tendons to bones. Its industrial uses include manufacturing of glass frames, underwire bras, self bending spoons, and producing of retractable microphone antennae.
Nitinol is an alloy of titanium and nickel that has the ability to regain its predetermined shape when heated. It can be used in different ways, for instance in medical field it can be used like a knee replacement, in manufacturing industries Nitinol can be used to frame glasses.
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