Army, Arizona State University (ASU) Team on New Alloy With Superhero-Like Strength

Anomalous mechanical behavior of nanocrystalline binary alloys under extreme conditions

A new alloy created by Army and Arizona State University researchers is believed to be stronger than the fictitious vibranium found in Marvel Capt. America's shield.

November 19, 2018 | Source: U.S. Army,, 26 Oct 2018, ARL Public Affairs

Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and ASU have teamed up on a new material composition that super heroes, if real, would envy.

They've designed a super strong alloy of copper and tantalum that can withstand extreme impact and temperature. It's likely the closest material on earth to vibranium, a rare, fictitious metallic substance found in Marvel's Wakanda and used in Captain America's shield.