Strongest Titanium Alloy May Produce Lighter Vehicles

s13WASHINGTON: Researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a low-cost and lightweight titanium alloy, which is the strongest ever made and may help build lighter vehicles that use less fuel.

The improved titanium alloy – stronger than any commercial titanium alloy currently on the market – gets its strength from the novel way atoms are arranged to form a special nanostructure.

For the first time, researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in the U.S. have been able to see this alignment and then manipulate it to make the strongest titanium alloy ever developed, and with a lower cost process.

The material is an excellent candidate for producing lighter vehicle parts, and this newfound understanding may lead to creation of other high strength alloys, researchers said.

Using powerful electron microscopes and a unique atom probe imaging .. Read more HERE.


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