State-of-the-art understanding and researchers focussing on metals with hexagonal close packed structures
HexMat – a story of hexagonal metals used in aerospace and nuclear power
The EPSRC funded HexMat programme grant ran from 2013-2018 tasked develop state-of-the-art understanding and researchers focussing on metals with hexagonal close packed structures (predominantly titanium used for aerospace and zirconium for nuclear power). We drew together researchers from Imperial College London, the University of Oxford and the University of Manchester; and worked closely with major companies, including Westinghouse, EdF, Rolls-Royce, and Timet. In this video you can find out how the programme has provided the UK and global communities a huge step forward to realise more benefits from these hugely important engineering alloys.
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