An aluminum alloy of unprecedented strength is under development by an international team of researchers from the U.S., Australia and Russia. The aluminum alloy has the strength of one gigapascal, a quality usually found only in very heavy steel. “Normal aluminum has only a percentage of that strength,” Enrique Lavernia, University of California-Davis professor of chemical engineering and materials science, says in a statement. Other members of the research team are from the ...

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