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Strength ceiling smashed for light metals

Nanoscale particles have been uniformly dispersed in a magnesium alloy, yielding composites with record-breaking strengths — and raising the prospect of using magnesium as a lightweight metal for structural applications. See Letter p.539

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Prado, M., Cepeda-Jiménez, C. Strength ceiling smashed for light metals. Nature 528, 486–487 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/528486a

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