British scientists were successful in introducing nanoscale diamonds into aluminum, which will likely lead to the creation of new materials for the maritime industry.
According to reports, scientists at London’s Brunel and Tomsk State Universities used ultrasonic treatment to incorporate nanoscale diamonds into an aluminum melt. This is the first time nanodiamonds have been successfully used in the creation of a synthetic alloy. The teams used a technique called shock-wave compaction to create an alloy they say is without pores or defects. This alloy will not degrade when introduced to nanoparticles.
Those involved believe the new alloy will predominately be used in maritime applications. They believe it may also find use in the aerospace, automotive and space industries.