Materials used in space must stand up to one of the most severe environments known to man. For that reason, materials in space applications must be extremely corrosion resistant.
Tribocorrosion is the breakdown of a material due to both corrosion and wear, but can be either positive or negative depending on its application. Although its beneficial applications are limited, future research will likely uncover potential applications even more beneficial than those currently in use.
High Strain Composite (HSC) Structures are a type of composite material that are specifically designed to perform well in a setting in which they will experience a high deformation, or strain.
Chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) is a fiber-reinforced composite manufacturing process in which the matrix is introduced into the fibrous preform through the use of high-temperature reactive gases.
Epoxy granite is a composite material made of epoxy and granite. It has 10x better vibration dampening than cast iron and up to 3x better than natural granite.
Honeycomb structures are a lattice of hollow, thin-walled cells with relatively high compression and shear properties out-of-plane while boasting a low density.