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METALLIC OR METAL CARBIDE COMPOSITE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3488
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3488
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY FOR ENERGY CORP.
10737 Lexington Drive Knoxville, TN 37932-0329
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: METALLIC OR METAL CARBIDE COMPOSITE
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,925.00
 

Abstract:

IMPROVEMENTS ARE NEEDED IN THE BARRIER INDEX OF ELECTRON EMISSION FROM THERMIONIC EMITTERS AT OPERATING TEMPERATURES ABOVE 1400OC. DIRECTIONALLY SOLIDIFIED (SINGLE CRYSTAL) METAL OXIDE COMPOSITES PROVIDE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO FORM HIGH-PACKING DENSITY ARRAYS OF SMALL METAL FIBERS (1 X 106 PINS/CM2) WITH RADII OF <0.2 UM) THAT ARE SUITABLE FOR APPLICATION AS THERMIONIC EMITTERS IN ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES. TECHNOLOGY FOR ENERGY CORPORATION (TEC) PROPOSES DETAILED ANALYTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE USE OF VARIOUS SUCH METAL OXIDES WITH METAL CARBIDE MATRICESAS THE CATHODE MATERIAL IN THERMIONIC DEVICES. EXPERIMENTALDETERMINATION OF THE RELATIVE EFFICIENCIES OF THE METAL-PIN/MATRIX SYSTEMS COMPARED TO PLANAR EMITTERS WILL BECONDUCTED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. francis e. levert
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
6159665856

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Technology For Energy
One Energy Center Lexington Drive Knoxville, TN 37922

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No