: a nonmagnetic alloy of titanium and nickel that after being deformed returns to its original shape upon being reheated
Examples of nitinol in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe guidewire is made of a bendy nickel-titanium alloy called nitinol covered in an ink studded with magnetic particles and is only 0.6 millimeters in diameter.
Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 30 Aug. 2019 The family affinity is also expressed in the use of the same nitinol headband and the same cable connectors across all four models.
Vlad Savov, The Verge, 30 July 2018
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