Self-Expanding Nitinol Stents – Material and Design Considerations (2004)

Authors: Stoeckel, Pelton, Duerig
Citation: European Radiology

A Survey of Stent Designs (2002)

Authors: Stoeckel, Bonsignore, Duda
Citation: Min Invas Ther & Allied Technol 11(4) pp. 137-147

Oxidation of Nitinol (2003)

Authors: Lucy Zhu, Jennifer Fino and Alan R. Pelton
Citation: Proceedings of SMST-2003, Monterey, CA, eds., A.R. Pelton and T.W. Duerig, 357-366 (2004).

Oxidation of Nitinol and Its Effect on Corrosion Resistance (2003)

Authors: Zhu, Trepanier, Fino, Pelton
Citation: ASM Materials & Processes for Medical Device Conference 2003

Finite Element Analysis and Experimental Evaluation of Superelastic Nitinol Stents (2003)

Authors: Xiao-Yan Gong, Alan R. Pelton, Tom W. Duerig, Nuno Rebelo, and Ken Perry
Citation: Proceedings of SMST-2003, Monterey, CA, eds., A.R. Pelton and T.W. Duerig, 443-451 (2004).

Nitinol Fatigue: A Review of Microstructures and Mechanisms (2015)

In this Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance paper published in February 2011, Alan Pelton reviews the fundamental principles Nitinol fatigue from a microstructural perspective. ...continue reading

Authors: A. R. Pelton
Citation: Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 16 February 2011

Runciman: Multiaxial fatigue and life prediction (2011)

Presented at SMST-2010, and now published in the journal Biomaterials, Amanda Runciman and her collaborators present new studies on the multiaxial fatigue performance of Nitinol. ...continue reading

Authors: Amanda Runciman, David Xu, Alan R. Pelton, Robert O. Ritchie
Citation: Biomaterials (2011), doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.03.057

The Thermal Transformation from Austenite to Martensite and the Origin of Shape Memory

In this introduction to the second chapter of Nitinol: The Book, Tom introduces the shape memory effect as it relates to phase transformations in metals. ...continue reading

Phase Transformations in Metals

In Chapter 2 of Nitinol: The Book, Tom introduces some basics principles of phase transformations in metals. As unusual as Nitinol is, the superelastic and shape memory properties driving these are a byproduct of phase transformations that are ubiquitous in virtually all materials. Read on to learn more, including why Napoleon's Russian invasion failed because of a phase transformation... ...continue reading

SMST-2010: The Effect of Material Removal on the Corrosion Resistance of Laser-cut and Wire-form Products

In this SMST-2010 presentation, Jennifer presents data comparing the corrosion and biocompatibility performance of wire formed and laser cut stents having virtually identical starting geometry. Both groups were electropolished to remove <5%, <10%, and <25% material. Results indicate that the corrosion resistance increases with the amount material removal, and less material removal is required for ...continue reading