News tagged with metal alloys

Organic crystal demonstrates superelasticity

(Phys.org) —Not only rubber is elastic: There is also another, completely different form of elasticity known as superelasticity. This phenomenon results from a change in crystal structure and was previously only found in ...

dateMay 07, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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Probing metal solidification nondestructively

(Phys.org) —Los Alamos researchers and collaborators have used nondestructive imaging techniques to study the solidification of metal alloy samples. The team used complementary methods of proton radiography at the Los Alamos ...

dateApr 14, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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Shape-shifting alloys hold promise

Imagine untwisting a finger-size spring, then holding the flame from a lighter underneath the unraveled section. Like magic, it twirls itself into a spring again because the metal alloy remembered its original shape.

dateAug 27, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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