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MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, March 6, 2018 — Robert Hilty, PhD, VP of Research and Development at Xtalic will present the characterization of various nanocrystalline alloy coatings of Ni, Ag and Al. Included in the presentation will be the fundamental mechanisms of creating stable nanocrystalline structures. These improvements in properties make the nanocrystalline materials made by electrodeposition an ideal candidate for use as coatings or electro-additive manufacturing materials for aerospace, electronics, and automotive industries.

High performance, thermodynamically stable, nanocrystalline metallic alloy coatings have been successfully developed by employing a novel electrodeposition process. Using a reverse pulse process, a reduced grain size and a super saturated solid solution were simultaneously achieved. These nanomaterials are free of secondary phases resulting in reduced pitting corrosion and micro-galvanic corrosion. By engineering the grain size into the nano regime, we will show how the mechanical properties, along with corrosion and wear resistance, improve as grain size is reduced. We will also report on the fatigue behavior of nanocrystalline Al-alloys, which show a significant promise for boosting performance.

Attend the Presentation: Thermodynamically Stable Nanocrystalline Al, Ni, and Ag Alloys by Electrodeposition

Symposium: Integrative Materials Design III: Performance and Sustainability – Integrative Materials Design and Manufacturing: Approaches, Advances, and Applications at TMS 2018
Location: Phoenix Convention Center – Room 132A
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2018
Time: 10:25 AM MST / 1:25 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.