Meaning of shape memory in English:

shape memory


mass nounMetallurgy
  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Ultimately it may be possible to restore natural accommodation after cataract surgery if a soft lens with the appropriate shape memory characteristics could be developed.’
    • ‘The shape memory was probed by an experiment called go-and-stop.’