A team of researchers say they have created a new steel that is both ultrastrong and ductile, potentially overcoming a major challenge in steelmaking. Photo: AFP
A team of researchers say they have created a new steel that is both ultrastrong and ductile, potentially overcoming a major challenge in steelmaking. Photo: AFP
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Scientists have come up with a new steel that is ultratough, yet stretchable

  • They say a fingernail-sized piece can bear the weight of a 2-tonne car without fracturing, and it can also be extended by 18 to 25 per cent
  • There is industry demand for such a material – both strong and ductile – for use in lightweight and safe transport, construction and infrastructure

A team of researchers say they have created a new steel that is both ultrastrong and ductile, potentially overcoming a major challenge in steelmaking. Photo: AFP
A team of researchers say they have created a new steel that is both ultrastrong and ductile, potentially overcoming a major challenge in steelmaking. Photo: AFP
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