Electric vehicles look to the future. Of course, the future consumer trend points to this sector. A whole related industry is thriving with this growth. Including the metal alloys that were used in its construction. LG Electronics is working on it. And scientists from the Moscow National University of Research Technology have joined. You are looking for alloys that will replace aluminum in the future. They want to reduce the weight of electric vehicles by a third.
Temperature and weight
Efficient heat dissipation is becoming more and more urgent. The more advanced the technology, the more heat is generated. Therefore, reducing the temperature has a direct impact on the life cycle of the devices. This applies to household appliances, electric vehicles and LED panels.
Scientists from MISIS and LG Electronics have developed new magnesium alloys. They have high thermal conductivity and are reliable and cheap. In addition, they significantly reduce the weight of the devices.
«Aluminum is used to dissipate the heat. But it’s too hard for modern technology. By reducing the weight of devices, power consumption can be reduced during operation. Also greenhouse gas emissions. By using our alloys, the weight of the heat sinks is reduced by a third. “That is what Vyacheslav Bazhenov promises. He is an associate professor at Moscow University.
“We wanted to produce alloys inexpensively. We have received alloys of two compositions. The cheapest is an alloy of silicon, zinc and calcium. It has high thermal conductivity and medium resistance. The most expensive is a zinc-yttrium-zirconium. It is very strong and has a slightly lower thermal conductivity, ”explains Bazhénov.
As a result of the study, LG Electronics has filed a number of patents. Including a magnesium alloy with high thermal conductivity. Also made a cooler with this one.
The alloys that will replace aluminum are the focus of his future research. You are determined to get magnesium-based alloys that can guarantee a low cost. You expect a long service life, good thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance.