Scientists are creating alloys that can withstand the loads of space
A team of the TSU Laboratory of High-Strength Crystal Physics is creating highly entropic alloys that differ in the unusual structure of the crystal lattice. They provide new materials with mechanical characteristics that make them suitable for use in the extreme conditions of space and the Arctic - at high and low temperatures, under load, and when exposed to radiation.
The object of the physicists’ study is the high-entropy alloys FeNiCoCr (+ Al, TiAl and Mo). Compounds with this chemical composition are used only in the polycrystalline state. The laboratory staff, led by its head Yury Chumlyakov, was the first in the world to grow single crystals and strengthen them with nanoparticles. At present, the physicists are studying the microstructure, deformation mechanisms, and mechanical properties of the single crystals obtained.Read more: http://en.tsu.ru/news/scientists-are-creating-alloys-that-can-withstand-the-loads-of-space/