The present invention relates to Cu.sub.33Al.sub.17 alloys and Cu.sub.33Al.sub.17-based bulk alloys and coatings that exhibit significantly increased hardness characteristics compared to traditional copper-aluminum alloys
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT
 This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-ACO2-07CH11358 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in the invention.