In an article published January 25, 2018 out of Purdue University, author Emil Venere announces the recent development of a new heavy-duty aluminum alloy with strength comparable to that of steel. According to Venere, the lightweight yet heavy strength material “would revolutionize the automotive and aerospace industries”.
The aluminum alloy is created at the molecular level, where scientists use a process called magnetron sputtering to distribute iron atoms into the crystal structure of the aluminum, therefore reinforcing the otherwise feeble aluminum. Venere indicates that the material could be useful in electronics, and the automotive industry, as the material has the potential to be transformed into a protective coating to prevent against standard wear, and corrosion.
Read the full article HERE.