Treatment creates steel alloys with superior strength and plasticity

Posted On: 2023-06-29

A new treatment tested on a high-quality steel alloy produces extraordinary strength and plasticity, two traits that must typically be balanced rather than combined. A cross-section of the sample shows that grain sizes increase from the surface, where the smallest grains are less than 100 nanometers in size. The treatment could be used in places where strong, ductile steel would be beneficial, such as car axles, suspension cables and other structural components.