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Imagine stepping on your favorite glasses and bending the frame horribly out of shape. Now imagine immersing these glasses in boiling water and seeing them snap back into their original shape with no evidence of ever being deformed. Shape memory alloys are as close to real-life science fiction materials as it gets!

In this episode, we dive into what the materials are, their discovery, how they work, and lots of cool applications.

If you are interested in reading more check out these great resources https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/149/1/012054/pdf and https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2013.11.084.

This episode was brought to you by Matmatch.com a really cool site for finding just the right material for any application. If you have questions or feedback please send us emails at materialism.podcast@gmail.com. Check out our Instagram page @materialism.podcast. We’d like to give a shoutout to AlphaBot for allowing us to use his music within the podcast. Check him out on Spotify. And as always a special thanks to Kolobyte who created the intro and outro for our podcast. He makes a ton of really cool synthwave music which you can check out at kolobyte.bandcamp.com.

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