Aluminium Alloy Research Could Benefit Crewed Space Missions

MIAMI-2 research facility (Credit: University of Huddersfield)

HUDDERSFIELD, UK (University of Huddersfield PR) — Manned space missions in spacecraft made of aluminium that is light yet resistant to radiation could be a step nearer following research involving a world-leading facility at the University of Huddersfield.

The MIAMI-2 – Microscopes and Ion Accelerators for Materials Investigations – facility has helped Dr Matheus Tunes investigate a new alloy that will harden aluminium without increasing its weight significantly.

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