Self-adaptive, ultra-low elastic modulus shape memory alloys
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Methods of manufacturing biocompatible, corrosion resistant, self-adaptive, shape-memory titanium-based alloys by using specific ranges of elements in the alloy. Subsequent to melting, the alloy may undergo heat treating, thermo-mechanically processing, and training. Subsequent to training, the alloy has an ultra-low elastic modulus and exhibits self-adaptive, superelastic behavior.
Ma, Ji; Karaman, Ibrahim (2017). Self-adaptive, ultra-low elastic modulus shape memory alloys. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from