New alloy changes shape without losing its strength

Oct 14, 2013 | 01:03 PM | Keith Nuthall

Tags  University of Minnesota, zinc, gold, copper, alloy, Richard James, Keith Nuthall

LONDON — A zinc-gold-copper alloy that can be reshaped or transformed many times without losing its strength has been developed by scientists at the University of Minnesota.

The component parts of the new alloy, created by a research team led by professor Richard D. James, reassemble to fit new shapes and functional demands. This is unlike existing shape-changing martensitic metals, which tend to....

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