The research team uses a tensile machine to test the yield strength and elongation of steel.

In aerospace applications of materials, increasing strength often leads to a decrease in ductility. Engineers have developed a Super Steel that addresses this strength-ductility tradeoff. In addition to the substantial improvement of tensile properties, the steel has low raw-material cost and simple industrial processing.

The steel can be developed using conventional industrial processing routes, including warm rolling, cold rolling, and annealing. It is expected that the breakthrough steel has a great potential for industrial mass production.