The high-throughput discovery of alloys with unique colors
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The development of combinatorial metallurgical synthesis methods, such as combinatorial physical vapour co-deposition of thin film materials libraries opens new perspectives for cost-effective and efficient screening of novel alloys with attractive properties or even unusual features. The main advantage of this approach is that in a single process hundreds or even thousands of alloys can be produced. Therefere, the discovery of new materials can be accelerated even by decades.
Using the predictions of quantum mechanics, combinatorial synthesis and high-performance characterization methods, we intend to design a number of new alloys with unique colors for jewelery market to make it more competetive. The project will last 2 years.
Reaserchers from Empa, Laboratory of Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures (Thun)
We are looking for:
Industrial partners interested in development/commercialization alloys (including precious grades) with unique colors/optical properties.
Empa, Laboratory of Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures
Feuerwerkerstrasse 39, 3602 Thun
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