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NC State Breakthrough Results in Super-hard Nanocrystalline Iron That Can Take the Heat

May 28, 2008

chemistry graphic Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a substance far stronger and harder than conventional iron, and that retains these properties under extremely high temperatures--opening the door to a wide variety of potential applications, such as engine components that are exposed to high stress and high temperatures. Full Story

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