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Mexico and Brazil joined efforts to create nanoparticles for the aerospace

Karla Salinas | 30.09.2014

Experts from Brazil and Mexico joined efforts with the purpose of producing nanoparticles made of titanium-nickel alloys used in the development of thermal and electric sensor that control state-of-the-art devices, such as those used in the aerospace sector, among others, according to Enrique Lopez Cuellar, Ph.D. from the University of Nuevo Leon, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), responsible for the project in Mexico.

Experts from Brazil and Mexico joined efforts with the purpose of producing nanoparticles made of titanium-nickel alloys used in the development of thermal and electric sensor that control state-of-the-art devices, such as those used in the aerospace sector, among others, according to Enrique Lopez Cuellar, Ph.D. from the University of Nuevo Leon, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL), responsible for the project in Mexico.

The Brazilian universities Campina Grande and Pernambuco were entrusted the task to obtain through physical means the titanium-nickel metallic alloy with shape memory (capable of returning to their original condition after being deformed). The UANL, on the other hand, manufactured the nanoparticles used in the sensors and after a series of tests proved the efficiency of titanium-nickel as an electric and thermal conductor.

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