Robots & Machines

New ‘High-Entropy’ Alloy Is As Light As Aluminum, As Strong As Titanium Alloys

Alex KlokusDecember 11th 2014
  • The research team combined lithium, magnesium, titanium, aluminum and scandium to make a nanocrystalline high-entropy alloy that has low density, but very high strength
  • There are a wide range of uses for strong, lightweight materials, such as in vehicles or prosthetic devices
  • At this point, the primary problem with the alloy is that it is made of 20 percent scandium, which is extremely expensive.

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