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New Alloy Bounces Back Into Shape 10 Million Times And Counting

wrp103 links to the BBC’s report of a newly engineered alloy that returns to its original shape after deformation even after 10 million cycles more than 10 million times. From the article: “Memory shape alloys” like this have many potential uses, but present incarnations are prone to wearing out.The new material — made from nickel, titanium and copper — shatters previous records and is so resilient it could be useful in artificial heart valves, aircraft components or a new generation of solid-state refrigerators.”

(Original article in Science Magazine.)


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