University Researchers Identify Nanostructured Metal Alloys for Electrical and Magnetic Energy Conversion

Rutgers researchers believe this class of very strong metal alloys could make sensors and switches smaller and more nimble.
The advanced metal alloys could also be used for more functional blood vessel stents, loudspeakers, security systems and clean-burning gasoline and diesel engines. Using computer modeling, the Rutgers team believes the metal alloys could be up to 100x more responsive than current materials being used in applications as described above. In addition to being highly elastic, the alloys may be tunable based on varying the inputs and material processes. Testing the computer simulations on actual metals is the next goal of the research group. Rutgers collaborated with the University of Maryland, and the research was funded by the NSF and DoE.

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