Tomsk researchers develop new high-strength light alloys

Tomsk researchers develop new high-strength light alloysResearchers at Tomsk State University are working on new technologies for developing high-strength light alloys and metal matrix nanocomposites based on aluminum.

Tomsk State University (TSU) in Siberia announced earlier this week that its researchers have been developing new technologies for creating high-strength light alloys and metal matrix nanocomposites based on aluminum. The focal point in the work is the setup of a high-tech production line to make efficient nanostructured nonferrous castings modifiers. Another objective is the development of technology for applying electromagnetic, electric and powerful ultrasound fields to next get liquid metal treatment methods. Creating such lightweight metal materials with enhanced properties is expected to lay the foundation for the development of new structures, parts and components with improved safety margins and increased energy efficiency. TSU is pushing the project in partnership with Kurganpribor, an R&D and production company in the South Urals. The partners are also reported to expect a $5m federal subsidy to set up high-tech shop...