A team of engineers has developed a type of steel with record-breaking resistance to deformation from impacts.

Named SAM2X5-630, the new alloy was revealed to have the highest recorded elastic limit for any steel alloy. SAM2X5-630 resists deformation under pressure and stress up to 12.5 giga-Pascals or 125,000 atmospheres. SAM2X5-630 is an amorphous steel alloy, also known as bulk metallic glass. These alloys deviate from the crystalline…