Nitinol

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of the chemical symbols Ni ‎(nickel) and Ti ‎(titanium) + NOL ‎(Naval Ordinance Laboratory). [1]

Noun[edit]

Nitinol ‎(countable and uncountable, plural Nitinols)

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Time, 13 September 1968, The Alloy That Remembers