Shape memory effect and super elasticity. Its dental applications.

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Abstract

The shape memory alloys are quite fascinating materials characterized by a shape memory effect and super elasticity which ordinary metals do not have. This unique behaviour was first found in a Au-47.5 at % Cd alloy in 1951, and was published in 1963 by the discovery of Ti-Ni alloy. Shape memory alloys now being practically used as new functional alloys for various dental and medical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalIndian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-2001

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  • Dentistry(all)

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