Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) and the Institute of High Current Electronics, SB RAS, have developed a method to apply wear-resistant coatings on metals by followed fusing them in substrates. Such modified materials, through a combination of lightness, strength and corrosion resistance, could be used in mechanical engineering, aviation and space engineering.
New materials are based on aluminum and silumin -- an alloy of aluminum and silicon.
"These metals have low weight, good corrosion resistance. To use them in air and space engineering we only need to modify their strength and tribological properties: to improve hardness and wear resistance," says Maria Rygina, a graduate student of the TPU Department of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies.To read more, click here.