New technique builds super-hard metals from nanoparticles

Posted On: 01/25/21

Brown University researchers have shown a way to make bulk metals by smashing tiny metal nanoparticles together. Testing showed that the metals were up to four times harder than naturally occurring metal structures. The researchers think the process could easily be scaled up to make super-hard metal coatings or larger industrial components.

Resource:

https://www.brown.edu/news/2021-01-22/metals