Innovative Coarsening-resistant Alloys with enhanced Radiation tolerance and Ultra-fine–grained Structure for aerospace application


ICARUS is an ambitious collaborative project, aiming to develop an innovative thermodynamic approach to materials design, which promises the discovery of entirely new classes of multi-component nanocrystalline metal alloys resistant to coarsening, with properties specifically tailored to application.

ICARUS brings a radically new concept by addressing a still unsolved problem in the stabilization of nanocrystalline alloys. A proof of concept from its approach will be given and tested by experts and specialized industries working in the aerospace sector in close contact with NASA and ESA.

A successful ICARUS project would cause a paradigm shift in the aviation industry, by allowing more efficient use of resources and energy, reductions in aviation’s negative environmental impact through the use of lighter and recycle structures in aviation, reduction in manufacturing and maintenance costs and lead time, as well as in the certification/standardisation costs.

MBN's role is in the development of upscaled productio nfor those nanochristalline stable mateirals. The concept and nature of ICARUS project is of high risk and high expected impact, and it is in this way funded under the Ruropean Union’s Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme with grant agreement No 713514.

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