Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP140103805 [ 2014 - 2016 ]

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Researchers Prof Yinong Liu; Prof Hong Yang; Prof Xiaodong Han; Dr Yang Ren;

Brief description This project aims to develop metallic composites of superior mechanical properties based on the principle of elastic strain coupling between ultrahigh-strength nanowires and phase transforming matrix. This new composite design concept has not been explored in the literature. Using the principle of elastic strain coupling, the composite is able to exhibit extraordinary mechanical properties unmatched by any existing engineering materials, including high strength, low Young’s modulus and high elastic strain limit. This new concept is a breakthrough and offers a unique opportunity to overcome a long-standing challenge in nanowire composite design, commonly known as the “valley of death”.

Funding Amount 400000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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