Nano-sized diamond will improve materials for maritime transport

phys.org | 2/5/2019 | Staff
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An experiment on the introduction of nanoscale diamond into an aluminum melt using ultrasonic treatment at the Brunel University (London, United Kingdom) has been completed. The result will be used to create new materials, mainly for maritime transport. The experiment was conducted at the Brunel Center for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST) under the guidance of Dmitry Eskin, Professor at TSU and Brunel University London.

No one had previously synthesized alloys with nanodiamonds; for this, larger particles or graphite were used. Scientists at TSU view diamond as a promising material for the production of hardened alloys, although other nanoparticles are also used.

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The resulting materials can be used in the aircraft, automotive, and space industries for the manufacture of shells, interior decoration, and other elements not related to the actuators (engines, gearboxes). They will reduce the weight and improve vehicle safety parameters.

"The experiment on the introduction and distribution of nanoparticles in aluminum alloy was carried out in order to understand how to increase the mechanical characteristics of the alloy during technological processing (ductility, weldability, and others) and operation (corrosion resistance), while maintaining the quality," says Nikolai Kakhidze, a Master's student at the Faculty of Physics and Engineering, who just has returned from internship at the Brunel University. "For the introduction of nanoparticles into the aluminum alloy, we used special ligatures with nanoscale diamond, which were obtained by the original method of shock-wave compaction patented by...
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