Research report 2017 - Max Planck Institute for Sustainable Materials GmbH

Steel with bone-like properties prevents materials’ fatigue

Dirk Ponge, Dierk Raabe
Mikrostrukturphysik und Legierungsdesign, Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Düsseldorf
Materials which are subject to cyclic load, are often prone to fatigue and failure. An international team of scientists at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung developed a new steel inspired by the laminated structure of bone and thus preventing crack propagation on the microscale which would lead to fatigue.

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