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MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, March 6, 2018 — Joshua Abbott, PhD, Research and Development Chemist at Xtalic will present data on alloy composition, hardness and corrosion performance (ASTM B117 & potentiodynamic polarization) relative to the base aluminum alloys 6061 & 2070. Results show that the thermodynamically stable nanocrystalline aluminum alloys provide improved corrosion resistance as compared to the base alloys.

The newest generation of aluminum, high strength steel, and magnesium alloys show significant potential for light weight applications in aerospace, transportation, and consumer electronic applications. However, these alloys suffer from significant corrosion problems. To address this issue, a series of nanostructured binary aluminum alloys (AlCr, AlMn, AlZr) have been prepared and tested for corrosion performance. The composition of these single-phase alloys, created using electrodeposition from ionic liquids, can be tuned to adjust microstructure; and to modify properties, such as hardness and pitting potential, in order to target application specific requirements.

Attend the Presentation: Nanostructured Al-Alloy Coatings to Mitigate Corrosion and Enhance Mechanical Properties

Symposium: Nanomaterials and Corrosion Characterization Methods at the Nanoscale at NACE Corrosion 2018
Location: Phoenix Convention Center
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM MST / 4:00 PM EDT
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About Xtalic

Founded in 2005, Xtalic develops and commercializes the revolutionary ability to engineer stable metal alloys at the nano scale. We model the behavior of these alloys in multilayer coatings and rapidly optimize these multilayer coatings for key attributes that include corrosion, durability and strength. Our founders have deep roots in material science technology. Professor Chris Schuh, Chief Scientist at Xtalic, serves as Head of the Materials Science Department at MIT; and Dr. Alan Lund, CTO at Xtalic, founded our company while at MIT.

Our alloys, which include XTRONIC® and LUNA®, have been broadly adopted in mobile and enterprise electronics applications; and have been approved and deployed by more than thirty leading electronics firms. Our proprietary corrosion resistant multilayer coatings, which include IC Plus™ and IC Max™, are under test with over half of the top mobile device manufacturers worldwide. We continue to pursue partnerships to create new alloys that can make products reach the next level of performance, extend the lifetime of materials, and reduce costs.

Xtalic has headquarters located in Marlborough, Massachusetts with technical and sales support located in China.