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Physical Properties of Nitinol

 

Physical Properties of Standard Binary Nitinol (versus stainless steel)

Property

Nitinol

(martensite (M)/austenite (A))

Stainless Steel

Melting Point (ºC)

1310

1450

Density (g/cc)

6.5

8

Electrical Resistivity (µΩ-cm)

76 (M) / 82 (A)

72

Thermal Expansion (10-6/ ºC)

6.6 (M) / 11 (A)

17.3

Thermal Conductivity (W/m- ºC)

18

16.3

Elastic Modulus (GPa)

40 (M) / 75 (A)

193