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National Research & Development Institute for Non-Ferrous and Rare Metals - I M N R

New Materials and Technologies


     The MTN laboratory has an extensive experience in the field of special alloys elaborating by conventional and nonconventional methods.

     The main expertise of the research group is based on the obtaining of metals and alloys (Al-Cr-Cu-Fe-Mn-Ni-Ti multi-component high-entropy alloys, Ti-Zr-Ni-TR complex alloys for hydrogen storage, Ti alloys) by the melting and casting route (electrical and induction furnace melting) and heat treatment. Also, MTN has valuable expertise in the synthesis of metallic materials through mechanical alloying (Al-Mg-Mn-Cr-Ti alloys), rapid solidification (amorphous and nanostructured thin films and strips of Al and Ti alloys) and electrochemical co-deposition in molten salts (Al-TR, Al-Li, Mg-Nd, Pb-Ca, Nd-Fe), ionic liquids (Al-Cr-Cu-Fe-Mn-Ni high entropy alloys) and in aqueous media (thin films protective coatings Zn-Ni-P, semiconductor thin films Cu-In-Se).

     The fundamental scientific research is focused on the theoretical understanding, prediction and modeling and optimization of metals and alloys characteristics and the synthesis technologies. MTN follows a systematic and integrated theoretical-experimental approach for studying the structure-property correlation for a wide range of metallic materials with significant potential for various industrial applications.

     The applied research character of the department activity results from achievements in the development of innovative alloys obtaining technologies and product standardization and commercialization. The laboratory has participated in complex national and international research projects in the field of advanced nonferrous alloys.