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‘Mind-boggling’ alloy is Earth’s toughest material, even at extreme temperatures

Researchers have proven that a metallic alloy of chromium, cobalt and nickel is officially the toughest material on Earth — more than 100 times tougher than the wonder material graphene (opens in new tab).

In a new study published Dec. 1 in the journal Science (opens in new tab), researchers subjected the ultra-tough alloy to extremely cold temperatures, in order to test how fracture-resistant the material is. Scientists have known for years that this alloy is one tough cookie — however, to the team’s surprise, the alloy only became tougher and more resistant to cracks as temperatures plummeted. 

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