Video/animation icon  BBC Four, How It Works: Aluminium and the Age of Flight

 
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Description: Video clip from the BBC Four mini-series How It Works, presented by Mark Miodownik. In this clip, Mark reveals why aluminium became the metal that took us into the age of flight. [Only available to viewers in the UK]
Keywords: aluminium • aluminum • strengthening • density • alloy • duralumin • heat treatment • quenching • ageing • aging • age-hardening • precipitation-hardening
Categories: Science approaches > Strengthening mechanisms > Precipitation (age) hardening
Materials
Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Processes > Thermal treatments > Ageing
Applications > Transport
Created by: Jacqueline Smith, BBC
Professor Mark Miodownik, University College London
Helen Thomas, BBC
Published by: BBC
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Date created: 01 April 2012
Date added: 14 April 2012
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Resource ID: 3773