In the future, Army scientists will understand new materials for ballistics applications at the atomic level on the road to deliver an Army priority research area known as materials by design (source: Shutterstock).

Posted: May 29, 2020

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD — For centuries, the standard recipe for metals development has been to take useful metals and add a small amount of other elements to enhance performance. Today, materials scientists are seeking a new approach to deliver a materials-by-design concept.

The Army identified materials-by-design in its Army Modernization Strategy as a priority research area to enable protection overmatch against future threats. Overmatch simply means being stronger, better armed, or more skillful than an opposing force.

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