• on Education & Information
  • Published in issue 12/2006 on page 0
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Exploring the properties of NiTi ‘memory wire’

A wire with total recall…

Exploring the properties of NiTi ‘memory wire’
Memory metal is often thought of as ‘a solution looking for a problem’. It’s an intriguing material; warming it makes it return to its original shape. The application described here is academic in that it doesn’t provide a solution to any great problem but instead produces a novel visual effect.
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