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A microscope image of the imperfections in a piece of metal

It may look like an ancient cave painting but it’s actually a tiny imperfection on a fluid pump component, found during microscopic inspection. Made from Stellite superalloy – a metal compound usually prized for its corrosion and wear-resistant properties – the discovery of this feature led Strathclyde researchers to modify the component design, providing improved performance and increased lifespan for equipment vital to industry.

Entrant: James Kelly , Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering

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Collaborators: Advanced Materials Research Laboratory


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