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Eutectix Awards Prizes – Reveals Alloy Composition

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DSCN0560Eutectix presents prizes to the winners of its “guess the composition” contest at the MRS 2014 Show in San Francisco. CaNi5 was the right answer, a hexagonal crystal structure. The material was made at the Troy Michigan facility along with other custom alloys. CaNi5 has a CuNi5 structure. The material is used for hydrogen storage.


Winner and alloy composition announced

Thanks for coming to meet us at the MRS meeting in San Francisco. We had a wonderful time making new friends and we’d love to keep in touch. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Let us know about your work. The composition was CaNi5.

David Miles of University of Bath came
closest and won top prize, 10 US silver eagles, guessing hexagonal 50% nickel.

Read the International Nickel Company patent by Gary Sandrock Nickel-calcium alloy for hydrogen storage