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LOW-COST MOLYBDENUM DISILICIDE MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21596
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21596
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331-2210
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: LOW-COST MOLYBDENUM DISILICIDE MATRIX COMPOSITES
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

FIBER-REINFORCED AND WHISKER-REINFORCED MOLYBDENUM DISILICIDE (MOSI2) MATRIX COMPOSITES HAVE BEEN INDENTIFIED AS EXCELLENT CANDIDATES FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS IN OXIDIZING ENVIRONMENTS. HOWEVER, THE ROOM TEMPERATURE FRACTURE TOUGHNESS AND HIGH TEMPERATURE YIELD AND CREEP STRENGTH OF THESE MATERIALS CAN STILL BE DRASTICALLY IMPROVED, AND PROCESSING ISSUES MUST BE RESOLVED. RESEARCHERS ARE DEMONSTRATING THE FEASIBILITY OF SEVERAL FABRICATION METHODS FOR MOSI2 MATRIX COMPOSITES THAT ARE CAPABLE OF ELIMINATING THE MAJOR SOURCES OF PROCESSING FLAWS, AND OF GREATLY INCREASING PROCESS REPEATABILITY AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS WHILE ENHANCING MECHANICAL PROPERTIES. MOSI2/COATED SIC WHISKER COMPOSITS AND MOSI2-INFILTRATED FIBERS ARE BEING FABRICATED BY CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (CVD) WITH SEVERAL ALLOY MICROSTRUCTURES, FOLLOWED BY PROPERTIES MEASUREMENTS. THESE RESULTS ARE COMPARED TO AVAILABLE DATA FOR SIC/MOSI2, C/C, AND C/SIC MATERIALS, AND AN ANALYSIS OF COST, RELIABILITY, FABRICABILITY, AND PERFORMANCE CONDUCTED.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew J Sherman
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultramet
12173 Montague St Pacoima, CA 91331

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