MesoCoat is pleased to announce that it has acquired exclusive commercial rights to the high density infrared surface modification technology IP Portfolio from UT-Battelle, LLC. This breakthrough surface engineering technology was developed over the last decade at the infrared processing center, part of the industrial materials division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Through technology transfer collaboration efforts and licensing of multiple patents, MesoCoat is commercializing this revolutionary technology which enables the application of coatings and cladding materials at rates 1-2 orders of magnitude faster, and with better quality than alternate processes such as laser or weld cladding or furnace processing.
Metallic glasses are -just as other types of glasses- brittle materials. This property sets a limit to the possibilities of their technical use. Researchers have now developed a mechanism that enables metallic glasses to become ductile under tensile loading ("Transformation-mediated ductility in CuZr-based bulk metallic glasses").
Imagine an office block in the centre of a large city that changes its external colour depending on whether it is hot or cold. This may be the future of energy-friendly construction. Theoni Karlessi explains.