Super-Hard Metal

A super-hard metal has been made in the laboratory by melting together titanium and gold. The alloy is the hardest known metallic substance compatible with living tissues, says US physicists.
Super-Hard Metal

With new super-alloys the possibilities are endless!

Just one month after we explored the relationship of impurities in metal compounds and their impact in producing and reproducing alloys and super-alloys the BBC Science and Environment team report on the discovery and manufacture in the laboratory of a super-hard alloy made from Gold and Titanium. This super-alloy is reported to be four times harder than pure Titanium and has application in making longer-lasting medical implants.

You can read the original BBC news item here or you can read more about the discovery by following this link, alternatively and in case any of the other links are dead, we have an electronic copy of the original paper located for you to read at your leisure here.

The super-alloy was discovered while working on unconventional magnets made from Titanium and Gold, fortunately WoB manufacture a range of solutions to determine and reveal the general structure, grain size, micro-structural inhomogeneity and sub-microscopic structure of aged alloys, etc. for Super-alloys and surface treatment solutions for cleaning, polishing and stain removal of Titanium alloys.

If you would like to know more about our Surface Treatment Solutions or our Metallographic Examination Solutions please contact us, we manufacture over 220 different types of solution for a wide range of metals and super-alloys.

Filed under: ,
Add comment

You can add a comment by filling out the form below. Plain text formatting.

Related Items
Haemoglobin Screening Solution Notes Haemoglobin Screening Solution Notes

Pre-donation haemoglobin screening is one of the first tests performed in the blood donor selection ...

Welding Diagnostics

These solutions are important teaching aids and indispensable diagnostic tools; they are a simple, ...

New - eShop for Metallography New - eShop for Metallography

Bringing you the best resource for metallography products- we've put our expertise in chemistry and ...

Impurities Friend or Foe? Impurities Friend or Foe?

Impurities in and on raw materials and products can substantially enhance the properties of a ...

Deoxidise, Desmut, Degrease Deoxidise, Desmut, Degrease

We manufacture and distribute a wide range of chemicals for the pre and post fabrication treatment ...