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Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Fault Lines Make Magnesium Alloys Stronger

Caption: Nano-spaced stacking faults are parallel fault-lines in the structure of the magnesium alloy that increase the strength of the material by 200 percent.

Credit: Yuntian Zhu, North Carolina State University

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