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Nanotechnology tapped to produce strong aluminum alloy

Production of alloys with high strength and reduction in production costs and energy consumption are some of the advantages of the new method.

Researchers at Amirkabir University of Technology in cooperation with Spanish scientists have developed a new process through which ultrafine grained and nanostructured materials with high strength can be produced.

The Islamic Republic News Agency reported on March 10 that aerospace and auto-making industries as well as those in which aluminum and other light metals are used have welcomed the research results.

Iran’s Nanotechnology Initiative Council said that nanocomposites and nanostructured metals can be produced through this method.

Sajad Amirkhanloo, the project researcher, said, “Production of alloys whose strength is a few times more than common alloys, reduction in production costs and energy consumption as well as promotion of efficiency in the final product are the advantages of the new method.”

The results of the research work have been published in the journal of Scripta Materialia.

Sajad Amirkhanloo, a PhD holder in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Dr. Mostafa Ketabchi and Dr. Nader Parvin, both faculty members at Amirkabir University of Technology along with a group of Spanish researchers from CENIM-CSIC (del Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalurgicas) have contributed to the project.

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