, Volume 58, Issue 9, pp 18–20

A century of discoveries, inventors, and new nickel alloys

  • Shailesh J. Patel
Overview Nicke: A Century of Innovation

DOI: 10.1007/s11837-006-0076-y

Cite this article as:
Patel, S.J. JOM (2006) 58: 18. doi:10.1007/s11837-006-0076-y


The 20th century was an explosive period for the growth of the nickel industry beginning in 1906 with the development of Monel® metal. What followed over the next 100 years was the invention of hundreds of new alloys uniquely designed for scores of applications in a multitude of industries. This paper acknowledges a number of the prolific inventors who pioneered new fields of alloy development. It also high-lights a long list of major metallurgical discoveries made by the metallurgists of the International Nickel Company.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shailesh J. Patel
    • 1
  1. 1.Special Metals Corporation in Hungtington

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