Titanium gold

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In metallurgy, titanium gold (TiAu or AuTi) may refer to an alloy consisting of gold and titanium. Such alloys are used in dentistry,[1][2] ceramics and jewelry.[3]

In popular culture[edit]

In the 2008 film Iron Man (2008 film), the title character wears an armor made from a titanium-gold alloy.[4][5] According to actor Robert Downey Jr., who played the role of Iron Man, the suit fit him "like a gold-titanium glove".[6]


  1. ^ Fischer J (December 2000). "Mechanical, thermal, and chemical analyses of the binary system Au-Ti in the development of a dental alloy". J. Biomed. Mater. Res. 52 (4): 678–86. doi:10.1002/1097-4636(20001215)52:4<678::AID-JBM12>3.0.CO;2-P. PMID 11033550. 
  2. ^ Franke, P., Neuschütz, D. (2007). Franke, P.; Neuschütz, D., eds. Au-Ti (Gold–Titanium) 19B5. SpringerMaterials. pp. 1–5. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-45280-5_32. 
  3. ^ http://www.goldbulletin.org/assets/file/goldbulletin/downloads/Gafner_4_22.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-iron1-2008may01,0,5392362.story
  5. ^ http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/2008/05/09/iron-man/1
  6. ^ http://www.theinsider.com/news/842818_Robert_Downey_Jr._Says_Iron_Man_Suit_Fits_Him_Like_Gold_Titanium_Gold