For more than 10 years, Miller has conducted research related to the mechanical behavior of materials under applied loads. One such material has been nickel-titanium, a shape memory alloy (SMA). Many industries, such as medicine and aerospace, use SMAs due to their unique capability to return to their original shape after being deformed, and to create large forces in the process. Products as varied as eyeglass frames, medical stents, and pipe joints contain SMAs.
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