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Tougher Than Silicon
A rugged, powerful new breed of semiconducting devices may be possible with a new alloy of silicon-carbide and germanium developed by scientists at the University of Delaware. (1999-05-10)

New lightweight shape-shifting alloy shows potential for a variety of applications
A team of researchers at Tohoku University has discovered that the Mg-Sc alloy shows shape memory properties. (2016-07-25)

Dense high performance low alloy PM steels
Miren Sarasola, Bachelor of Physics Science and researcher of the Materials Department at CEIT, has developed dense high performance low alloy PM steels by liquid phase sintering. (2005-10-13)

Why are alloy metal nanoparticles better than monometallic ones for CNT growth?
Revealing a long-term mystery of why certain nanoparticles are more efficient in incorporating carbon atoms and achieving a faster carbon nanotube growth. (2019-12-19)

Shape shifters: Researchers create new breed of antennas
Antennas aren't just for listening to the radio anymore. They're used in everything from cell phones to GPS devices. Research from North Carolina State University is revolutionizing the field of antenna design -- creating shape-shifting antennas that open the door to a host of new uses in fields ranging from public safety to military deployment. (2009-12-01)

Liquid Golf Clubs
Golf club heads made using a new metal alloy known as 'Liquidmetal' are being developed by an American manufacturer to make the high performance drivers and irons of the future. These clubs will allow golfers to hit longer shots and feel less of a 'sting' from the impact between club-head and ball as a result of the alloy's unique properties (1998-09-02)

Osaka University researchers push metals to their limits
Osaka University-led research team develops a new metal alloy with exceptional mechanical performance at ultrahigh temperatures (2017-06-29)

Iron-platinum alloys could be new-generation hard drives
UC Davis researchers have found a convenient way to make layered iron-platinum alloys and tailor their properties, a promising material for a potential new generation of data storage media. (2013-05-20)

Traditional eutectic alloy brings new hope for high energy density metal-O2 batteries
A research team led by ZHANG Xinbo from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), Chinese Academy of Sciences, YAN Junmin from Jilin University, ZHANG Yu from Beihang University Beijing developed a long-life AM-O2 battery using Li-Na eutectic alloy as novel metal anode for the first time. (2018-11-12)

Nanotechnology enables engineers to weld previously un-weldable aluminum alloy
Engineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering are using nanotechnology to weld the alloy, known as AA 7075, which has been almost impossible to weld together using the technique commonly used to assemble body panels or engine parts. (2019-02-12)

New microscopy works at extreme heat, sheds light on alloys for nuclear reactors
A new microscopy technique allows researchers to track microstructural changes in real time, even when a material is exposed to extreme heat and stress. Recently, researchers show that a stainless steel alloy called alloy 709 has potential for elevated temperature applications such as nuclear reactor structures. (2018-07-09)

Rust never sleeps: new SRM aids coated steel industry
NIST has developed a new reference material to aid quality control in the steel coatings industry. SRM 2426 is a 55 percent aluminum-zinc alloy certified by NIST not only for the aluminum and zinc content but also for silicon and iron, two important contaminants. The alloy is widely used as a tough, corrosion-resistant coating for sheet steel, particular in roofing. (2006-07-06)

New 'high-entropy' alloy is as light as aluminum, as strong as titanium alloys
Researchers have developed a new 'high-entropy' metal alloy that has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than any other existing metal material. (2014-12-10)

Firmware at the blink of an eye: Scientists develop new technology of alloy steel rolling
A research team from the NUST MISIS Department of Pressure Metal Treatment has developed a new technology which simplifies the process of hot rolling seamless pipes made of alloy and high-alloy steel. The consistent use of two simple male punches, tools that turn an unruly steel blank into a hollow ''sleeve'', is a distinctive feature of the technology. (2018-09-19)

Data miners dig for corrosion resistance
A better understanding of corrosion resistance may be possible using a data-mining tool, according to Penn State material scientists. This tool may also aid research in other areas where massive amounts of information exist. (2011-04-21)

NC State breakthrough results in super-hard nanocrystalline iron that can take the heat
Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a substance far stronger and harder than conventional iron, and which retains these properties under extremely high temperatures -- opening the door to a wide variety of potential applications, such as engine components that are exposed to high stress and high temperatures. (2008-05-27)

Welders can breathe easier with chromium-free alloy
A new alloy promises to lessen welders' risk of breathing toxic fumes on the job. The alloy is a welding (2011-02-10)

New technique creates stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys that have potential structural applications in the automobile and aerospace industries. (2013-03-13)

Under pressure, atoms make unlikely alloys
Ever since the Bronze Age, humans have experimented with combining different metals to create alloys with properties superior to either metal alone. But not all metals readily form alloys -- for some pairs of elements, the atoms are too dissimilar. Now researchers in an international team have discovered that previously impossible alloys can be created by subjecting atoms to high pressure -- opening up possibilities for new materials in the future. (2009-03-11)

What makes superalloys super -- hierarchical microstructure of a superalloy
Materials in high-performance turbines have to withstand not only powerful mechanical forces, they also have to maintain their chemical and mechanical properties almost up to their melting points. For this reason, turbine manufacturers have employed special nickel-based high-performance alloys for decades. New work from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien and Energie now shows in detail how new phases in a nickel-based alloy form and evolve, providing clues to how high-performance alloys could be improved. (2014-01-14)

Hydrogen tank lighter than battery
Dutch-sponsored researcher Robin Gremaud has shown that an alloy of the metals magnesium, titanium and nickel is excellent at absorbing hydrogen. This light alloy brings us a step closer to the everyday use of hydrogen as a source of fuel for powering vehicles. In order to find the best alloy, Gremaud developed a method which enabled simultaneous testing of thousands of samples of different metals for their capacity to absorb hydrogen. (2008-11-04)

Palladium, meet copper: Skoltech researchers use machine learning to improve catalysts
Researchers from Skoltech and their colleagues from Germany and the US have studied the properties and behavior of a palladium-copper alloy under changing temperatures and hydrogen concentrations, with highly relevant implications of this research for catalyst design. The authors hope that their findings can open the door for designing metal alloys with better catalytic properties by taking into account dynamic changes in the composition and structure of materials at realistic operational conditions. (2020-11-17)

Optimizing recycling of scrap car parts yields big savings
Detailed sorting of scrap car parts could boost recycling rates to over 97 percent, saving billions and slashing greenhouse gas emissions. (2018-01-24)

Mechanical engineering team gets $200K to study increasing capacity of lithium batteries
The National Science Foundation has awarded $200,022 to a research team led by Likun Zhu, an associate professor of mechanical engineering with the School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, to overcome problems with one approach to increasing the capacity of lithium ion batteries. (2016-06-29)

How shape-memory materials remember
X-ray analysis and new computations are helping to explain how shape-memory materials, which change shape in response various types of signals, work at the microscopic level. (2010-04-26)

Developing new materials for the fusion reactor
At National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) we have newly developed vanadium alloys that is strong at high temperatures and is appropriate for manufacturing and welding. From this, we have shown for the first time in the world the possibility of producing a blanket which will be installed in a future fusion reactor and will be an important equipment for generating electricity. (2018-12-06)

An impossible alloy now possible
What has been impossible has now been shown to be possible -- an alloy between two incompatible elements. The findings are being published in this week's edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. (2009-02-26)

For First Time In 40 Years National Jewish Researchers Report Chronic Beryllium Disease Caused By Extremely Low Levels Of Exposure
Exposure to extremely low levels of a lightweight metal commonly used to make everything from nuclear weapons to golf clubs has been shown to cause chronic beryllium disease (CBD) in workers who manufacture these products, according to National Jewish Medical and Research Center physicians. (1999-04-19)

Structural shift elucidated with large-scale atomic simulations
Iron-nickel alloys are found at the earth's core and in meteorites. The inner structure of such alloys can change with rapid temperature swings. Scientists have created a large-scale simulation involving 275,000 atoms representing iron-nickel alloys in proportions found in nature. They show that transitions from one alloy structure to the other occurs in both an orderly and disorderly way, depending on whether it is heated up or cooled down. The findings are published in EPJB. (2015-07-06)

Researchers use 3-D printing to create metallic glass alloys
Researchers have now demonstrated the ability to create amorphous metal, or metallic glass, alloys using 3-D printing technology, opening the door to a variety of applications -- such as more efficient electric motors, better wear-resistant materials, higher strength materials, and lighter weight structures. (2018-03-22)

Switching from aluminum to zinc alloys could improve sustainability of automotive parts
A new study reveals that switching from aluminum to zinc alloys in the production of automotive parts could greatly enhance their longevity and sustainability. The study, conducted by Cranfield University's Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Centre, compared three different alloys (Aluminium-A380, Magnesium-AZ91D and Zinc-ZA8). Over recent years aluminum alloys have been favoured by the automotive manufacturing industry for their lightweight properties and lower cost. (2020-06-08)

New bimetallic alloy nanoparticles for printed electronic circuits
A Toyohashi Tech researcher, in cooperation with researchers at Duke University, has invented a production method for oxidation-resistant copper alloy nanoparticles for printed electronics. These novel nanoparticles were produced by an environmentally friendly and economical 'wire explosion' method. This invention will expand the application range of printed electronics. (2016-01-05)

Making new layered superconductors using high entropy alloys
Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have created new superconductors made of layers of bismuth sulfide (BiS2) and a high entropy rare earth alloy oxyfluoride, containing five different rare earth elements at the same crystallographic site. The new material retains superconducting properties over a wider range of lattice parameters than materials without high-entropy-alloy states. Their work promises an exciting new strategy for designing new layered superconductors, a potentially key development in the search for high-temperature superconductors. (2018-05-04)

Instant hydrogen production for powering fuel cells
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing and Tsinghua University, Beijing investigate real-time, on-demand hydrogen generation for use in fuel cells, which are a quiet and clean form of energy. (2020-01-28)

A new breakthrough in thermoelectric materials
A joint South Korean and American research group has developed a scalable production method for a state of the art alloy for the use in solid state thermoelectric devices. This new alloy is nearly twice as efficient as existing materials and may lead to a new host of applications. Uses include refrigeration, consumer electronics, transportation as well as novel devices which have not been produced yet do to the inefficiencies of existing materials. (2015-04-02)

Study improves understanding of method for creating multi-metal nanoparticles
A new study from researchers at North Carolina State University sheds light on how a technique that is commonly used for making single-metal nanoparticles can be extended to create nanoparticles consisting of two metals -- and that have tunable properties. The study also provides insight into the optical properties of some of these nanoparticles. (2010-12-15)

Superconductivity in an alloy with quasicrystal structure
A Japanese research team led by Nagoya University discovered the first superconductive quasicrystal. The crystalline alloy Al-Zn-Mg became quasicrystalline when the Al content was reduced to 15 percent, while remaining a superconductor, with a very low critical temperature of ~0.05 K. The alloy behaved like a conventional weakly coupled superconductor, but the role of electronic states that are unique to quasicrystals (critical eigenstates) was not found. However, the existence of fractal superconductivity remains possible. (2018-03-26)

The nanoworld of corrosion
Scientists from Germany and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) have highlighted a self-organization process on the surface of a metal alloy, which is of crucial importance in determining the response to corrosion of this material. In fact, this study, providing a structural description with atomic-scale resolution thanks to the X-rays from the ESRF synchrotron, unveiled the chemical composition and structure of a protective surface layer which hinders further corrosion. (2006-02-09)

New catalyst for making fuels from shale gas
Methane in shale gas can be turned into hydrocarbon fuels using an innovative platinum and copper alloy catalyst, according to new research led by UCL (University College London) and Tufts University. (2018-01-08)

A high-performance material at extremely low temperatures: High-entropy alloy
In this paper, the mechanical properties of CoCrFeNi high-entropy alloys were deeply studied. Researchers found that twinning-dominated deformation mechanism in this alloy lead to the serration behavior on the stress-strain curves, and together with the FCC-HCP transition result in the superior mechanical property at liquid-helium temperatures. (2019-01-04)

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