The Al-Ce alloys and composites can be readily synthesized into components that operate at elevated temperatures and/or corrosive environments. The materials exhibit increased retention of strength compared to existing commercial alloys for applications where service temperatures exceed 200 °C. Moreover, the alloys show excellent corrosion resistance in salt environments.
Primary Application Area: Energy, Efficiency, Environmental
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5
Vetted Programs/Awards: The Aluminum Association issued designations for AlCe alloys (8A01.50, 8A01.60L, 8A02.50, 8A02.60L, 8A03.50, 8A03.60L). 8/16/2019
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Market Keywords: Automotive, aerospace, additive manufacturing