Hard to make, even harder to keep (we are doing both)
Intelligent alloy design through
Accelerated processing through Nanophase Separation Sintering
Scalable and cost effective powder metallurgy route
Superior mechanical properties via grain boundary strengthening (Hall-Petch)
Thermo-dynamically stable nanocrystalline structure
Stability of binary nanocrystalline alloys against grain growth and phase separation, H.A. Murdoch, C.A. Schuh, Acta Materialia, 61, 2121-2132, 2013.
Duplex nanocrystalline alloys: Entropic nanostructure stabilization and a case study on W-Cr, T. Chookajorn, M. Park, C.A. Schuh, Journal of Materials Research, 30, 151-163, 2015.
Accelerated sintering in phase-separating nanostructured alloys, M. Park, C.A. Schuh, Nature Communications, 6, 2015.
Nano-phase separation sintering in nanostructure-stable vs. bulk-stable alloys, M. Park, T. Chookajorn, C.A. Schuh, Acta Materialia, 145, 123-133, 2018.