ARL Nanomaterials Research May Revolutionize Future Aircraft Engines

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November 21, 2016 | Originally published by Date Line: November 21 on

At the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, scientists are on the hunt for nanomaterials that will improve engine technology in a big way.

“What we”re seeing is a revolutionary property arising in a class of materials that we never thought was possible,” said Dr. Kristopher A. Darling, a materials scientist with the laboratory”s Lightweight and Specialty Metals Branch.

Darling and his team of collaborators published new findings in the journal Nature that he says were totally unexpected.

“The properties that we”re seeing are startling I would say,” he said. “They have the potential to revolutionize a lot of potential applications.”