High-Temperature Alloy

  • COMMOD_hightempalloys_mip0_ergebnis.png An alloy of cobalt and niobium necessary for spacecraft engines construction.

    High temperature alloys are essential to the construction of engine components: only a material with the strength of cobalt and the temperature resistance of niobium could withstand the tremendous amount of heat and pressure that exists within the combustion chamber of a fusion engine. However, the rarity of niobium and the complex fabrication methods employed mean that high temperature alloys are relatively expensive - but without them, modern space travel would be impossible.