The historical impact and subsequent fame of wootz weaponry in the ancient world has created interest in what has come to be seen as an advanced material even by modern standards. Ancient wootz artifacts are classed as high carbon (hypereutectoid) crucible steels and are characterised by high strength, hardness and wear resistance, but especially by their attractive surface pattern.
Field of Research
091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
Socio Economic Objective
861199 Basic Metal Products (incl. Smelting, Rolling, Drawing and Extruding) not elsewhere classified
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