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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Glass Stonger than Steel with Palladium implant

In the world of materials, strength (the amount of force a substance can withstand) and toughness (its capacity to resist fracturing) are not merely different attributes; they're very difficult to achieve together. Now a collaboration of researchers from Caltech and the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has created a form of glass that has both qualities. It's stronger and tougher than steel or, indeed, any other known material. The material features palladium, a metal whose possible use in glasses was recognized 45 years ago. No wonder this is same place where Richard Feynman Practiced.
Shatter proof: An electron micrograph taken after a bending test. The sample did not fracture.
Credit: Maximilien E. Launey
To know more have a look at the Article: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/27046/?ref=rss&a=f

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