Alloys

02 August 2016

The story behind a mysterious super material and the man that refused to give it away.

02 August 2016

The inside of a jet engine can get up to 1600 degrees Celsius, so how do the materials survive this intense heat?

26 February 2016

Superbugs last days on doorhandles. But if we made them from copper they could kill microbes in seconds. How does the...

06 October 2015

How the magnetic properties of galfenol can be used to send super fast signals and protect passengers in car crashes.

08 April 2014

How do you develop the replacement for the current lithium ion batteries

03 October 2013

Material Scientist, Caroline Goddard, explains how new alloys are made and how you select metals for different tasks...

20 July 2012

The conditions in a Jet engine - very high temperatures & incredible forces - are very challenging, requiring...

20 July 2012

From the efforts that preceded the Wright brother's official first sustained heavier-than-air-flight, through to...

10 July 2012

We discover a new variety of steel that's super strong...

20 May 2012

Metal alloys are mixtures of different chemical elements - adding certain elements can make a metal harder, others can...

20 May 2012

Once we have a recipe for a new metal, how do we find out if it lives up to its initial promise? We find out how...

20 May 2012

We find out how a novel alloy makes the leap from academia to aeroplane...

29 November 2011

One technique which will probably be familiar with from medicine is sonography or imaging with sound. To find out how...

31 May 2011

If you've been on a flight recently, then there's a very high likelihood that you were carried aloft by a jet...

31 May 2011

We humans have been moulding metal to our will for at least 3,000 years. In fact, our use of metals mark the beginning...

31 May 2011

What happens at a molecular level as a blacksmith works on a piece of metal? To find out, Meera took metallurgist John...

03 May 2009

Dr. Howard Stone is looking for ways to get the most out of metals as we use them to make jet engine blades. Advances...