In what ways would a metal having a negative coefficient of thermal expansion (NCTE) have beneficial applications for defense systems? DSIAC received an inquiry asking if a metal with a negative coefficient of thermal expansion would be of interest for design of defense-related applications.  A secondary question was also posed:…

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