Commercialization of Nanostructured Metals Produced by Severe Plastic Deformation Processing

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-378
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Engineering Materials
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes


The promise of nanotechnology is increasingly being realized as governments, universities, public and private research laboratories, and the various industrial sectors devote resources to this emerging area. Estimates for the economic impact of nanotechnology on existing global markets exceed $700 billion by the year 2008. Nanomaterials are projected to be one of the earliest components of nanotechnology to appear in commercial applications. Amongst the emerging new nanomaterials, bulk nanostructured metals produced by severe plastic deformation (SPD) have shown promise in a wide range of application areas. In this paper, we overview developments in severe plastic deformation technology, emphasizing progress since the international workshop "Investigations and Applications of Severe Plastic Deformation" held 2-8 August 1999 in Moscow, Russia. Then, we overview some of principal areas of application for SPD metals and alloys.