Effects of Thermomechanical Treatment on Structure and Shape Recovery of a TiNiCo Alloy
University of Silesia, 40-007 Katowice, Bankowa 12, Poland
2 Silesian Academy of Medicine, 40-027 Katowice, Francuska 20, Poland
The structural changes and transformation behaviour of a Ti50.0at.%-Ni48.7at.%-Col.3at.% alloy versus thermomechanical treatment have been studied using X-ray phase analysis, electron microscopy and the DTA measurements. Also the shape recovery effect has been measured as a function of the annealing temperature. The alloy was used as a material for clamps joining broken jaw bones in the Clinic of Maxillofacial Surgery of the Silesian Academy of Medicine in Katowice.
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