Nickel titanium alloys, methods of manufacture thereof and article comprising the same

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PATENT NO 9982330
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14552988

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Disclosed herein is a shape memory alloy comprising 48 to 50 atomic percent nickel, 15 to 30 atomic percent hathium, 1 to 5 atomic percent aluminum; with the remainder being titanium. Disclosed herein too is a method of manufacturing a shape memory alloy comprising mixing together to form an alloy nickel, hafnium, aluminum and titanium in amounts of 48 to 50 atomic percent nickel, 15 to 30 atomic percent hafnium, 1 to 5 atomic percent aluminum; with the remainder being titanium; solution treating the alloy at a temperature of 700 to 1300° C. for 50 to 200 hours; and aging the alloy at a temperature of 400 to 800° C. for a time period of 50 to 200 hours to form a shape memory alloy.

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION INC223 GRINTER HALL GAINESVILLE FL 32611

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Hsu, Derek Hsen Dai Gainesville, US 3 0
Manuel, Michele Viola Gainesville, US 17 20

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