Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday December 26, 2015

Researchers Create Strong And Lightweight New Metal

A team at UCLA has managed to fuse magnesium with silicon carbide to create a new metal that may prove useful in the manufacture of planes to mobile electronics.

Magnesium, at just two-thirds the density of aluminum, is the lightest structural metal. Silicon carbide is an ultra-hard ceramic commonly used in industrial cutting blades. The researchers’ technique of infusing a large number of silicon carbide particles smaller than 100 nanometers into magnesium added significant strength, stiffness, plasticity and durability under high temperatures.