Super-Hard Metal

A super-hard metal has been made in the laboratory by melting together titanium and gold. The alloy is the hardest known metallic substance compatible with living tissues, says US physicists.
Super-Hard Metal

With new super-alloys the possibilities are endless!

Just one month after we explored the relationship of impurities in metal compounds and their impact in producing and reproducing alloys and super-alloys the BBC Science and Environment team report on the discovery and manufacture in the laboratory of a super-hard alloy made from Gold and Titanium. This super-alloy is reported to be four times harder than pure Titanium and has application in making longer-lasting medical implants.

You can read the original BBC news item here or you can read more about the discovery by following this link, alternatively and in case any of the other links are dead, we have an electronic copy of the original paper located for you to read at your leisure here.

The super-alloy was discovered while working on unconventional magnets made from Titanium and Gold, fortunately WoB manufacture a range of solutions to determine and reveal the general structure, grain size, micro-structural inhomogeneity and sub-microscopic structure of aged alloys, etc. for Super-alloys and surface treatment solutions for cleaning, polishing and stain removal of Titanium alloys.

If you would like to know more about our Surface Treatment Solutions or our Metallographic Examination Solutions please contact us, we manufacture over 220 different types of solution for a wide range of metals and super-alloys.

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