Definitions

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  • n. An alloy of nickel and titanium that has the ability to return to a predetermined shape when heated.

Etymologies

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Compound of the chemical symbols Ni ("nickel") and Ti ("titanium") + NOL ("Naval Ordinance Laboratory").

Examples

  • Naval Ordinance Laboratory, the alloy was commercialized under the name Nitinol, an acronym capturing its elemental components and its provenance.

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  • These hinges are made of a 'smart' metal alloy of nickel and titanium called Nitinol, which can 'remember', returning to an initial shape after being warmed and then bent.

    Scientific American

  • They focussed on stents that incorporate a material known as Nitinol, a superelastic nickel and titanium alloy that has the ability to be deformed and to recover its original shape upon heating.

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  • Their research centers on stents that incorporate a material known as Nitinol, a superelastic nickel and titanium alloy that has the ability to be deformed and to recover its original shape upon heating.

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  • They focused on stents that incorporate a material known as Nitinol, a superelastic nickel and titanium alloy that has the ability to be deformed and to recover its original shape upon heating.

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  • Their research centres on stents that incorporate a material known as Nitinol, a super-elastic nickel and titanium alloy that has the ability to be deformed and to recover its original shape upon heating.

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  • It is made of a material called Nitinol (nickel-titanium),

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  • Toy Story: Materials Engineering at Play: from robotic toys driven by NanoMuscle miniature actuators made from Nitinol memory alloy, via BIO bugs, to Barbie's stomach.

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  • Nitinol is a shape-memory metal alloy frequently used in medical device applications, including Medtronic's own transcatheter coronary heart valve program.

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  • An optimal stent design specific to the anatomy of the sidebranch, combined with the qualities of Nitinol now provide a dynamic solution for treating sidebranch disease.

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  • Ha ha!

    April 20, 2011

  • I want a butt made out of this.

    April 20, 2011

  • I want a bike made out of this.

    April 20, 2011

  • If they ever figure out how to make mobots out of this stuff, I'd bet humanity would be toast.

    April 20, 2011