New Metal Created With Superior Strength And Lightness In Weight Good for Making Super Cars
UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is among the best tech institutes in the United States and has been behind many innovations. Now the center is once again in news for coming out with something extraordinary.
Latest reports suggest that UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science researchers have been able to create an extremely strong but light metal. Reports suggest that this material comes with extremely superior stiffness-to-weight ratio. Scientists associated with the center believe that the new material may be used in the construction of airplanes, spacecraft and cars.
A press release while detailing the finding suggests that the latest material is made of magnesium and infused with ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles. The study has been published in the respectable science journal Nature.
While talking about the development Xiaochun Li, the lead researcher and Raytheon Chair in Manufacturing Engineering at UCLA said, â€œIt’s been proposed that nanoparticles could really enhance the strength of metals without damaging their plasticity, especially light metals like magnesium, but no groups have been able to disperse ceramic nanoparticles in molten metals until nowâ€¦With an infusion of physics and materials processing, our method paves a new way to enhance the performance of many different kinds of metals by evenly infusing dense nanoparticles to enhance the performance of metals to meet energy and sustainability challenges in today’s society.â€