Super Material Provides Surprising Test Results in New Study

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June 10, 2020 | Originally published by U.S. Army on June 3, 2020

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD — Imagine discovering a material in the future that is so resilient that it can withstand extreme pressures and temperatures that could lead to powerful new engines that resist wear and perform well in harsh environments, or armor only dreamed of in science fiction.

In a study recently published in Communication Materials – Nature, materials scientists from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory describe their development of a highly-resilient nanocrystalline copper-tantalum alloy — performing more than 300% better than expected.

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