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Nanoscale alloys from elements thought to be incapable of mixing


March 29, 2018

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A team of scientists described a new technique that can meld ions from up to eight different elements to form what are known as high entropy alloyed nanoparticles. The atoms of the elements that make up these particles are distributed evenly throughout and form a single, solid-state crystalline structure -- a feat that has never been achieved before with more than three elements.  Image: University of Illinois at Chicago/Reza Shahbazian-Yassar.Full Story

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