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shape memory

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Definition of shape memory in English:

noun

[mass noun] Metallurgy
A property exhibited by certain alloys of recovering their initial shape when they are heated after having been plastically deformed: [as modifier]: commercial shape-memory alloys are usually copper-based
More example sentences
  • The combination of shape memory alloys is innovative.
  • It provides shape memory, high elasticity, biocompatibility, and MRI compatibility.
  • The shape memory effect in metals relies on a phase change in the material's crystal structure.

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