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Nitinol Memory Wire Economy Demonstration Kit

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What do elephants and nitinol wire have in common? A good memory! Introduce students to a shape memory alloy that changes phases near 50 degrees C and can be heat-treated to "remember" a certain shape. Then challenge students to explain the contradiction with metal properties when a straight piece of wire dropped in hot water contracts (not expands) to form a new shape. Materials support at least 3 demos. Includes instructions.

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$39.00

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What do elephants and nitinol wire have in common? A good memory! Introduce students to a shape memory alloy that changes phases near 50° C and can be easily heat-treated to "remember" a certain shape. Then challenge students to explain the contradiction with metal properties when a straight piece of wire dropped in hot water contracts (not expands) to form a new shape. Nitinol wire can be reused an unlimited number of times. Materials support at least 3 demos. Includes instructions.

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Product Families Featuring This Item:

 
Components Qty Included?
Nitinol Wire, 1 ft 3 Included
Needle Nose Pliers 1 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Beakers (250 mL or larger) 2 Needed, Not included
Thermometers 2 Needed, Not included
Bunsen Burners or Alcohol Burners Needed, Not included
Matches Needed, Not included
Hot Plate Needed, Not included
Tap Water Needed, Not included
Ice Needed, Not included
Paper Towels Needed, Not included
Safety Goggles Needed, Not included
Heat-resistant Gloves Needed, Not included
 

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