Explore The Real World Chemistry Of Valyrian Steel [Video]


Game of Thrones may be a fictional universe, but materials chemist Ryan Consell decided to take a stab at what it would take to mimic Valyrian steel in the real world. He writes:

One possible candidate is that Valyrian steel is a metal matrix composite, or MMC. These employ a metallic framework, which provides some toughness and tensile strength to the material, and have a much harder material, like a ceramic, embedded into them which could provide that indelible edge.

It sounds plausible, but the lack of Dragonfire and magic are going to make this one a little tough to replicate.

See the video after the break.

(Washington Post via Gizmodo)


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