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INTERMETALLIC COMPOSITES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
8261
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
8261
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Technologies/Laboratories Intl
Advanced Technologies/Lab Intl 20010 Century Blvd, Ste 500 Germantown, MD 20874 0111
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: INTERMETALLIC COMPOSITES
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $62,609.00
 

Abstract:

INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR HIGH MELTING POINTS AND CORROSION AND OXIDATION RESISTANCE. MANY OF THESE COMPOUNDS HAVE LOW DENSITIES AND VERY HIGH STRENGTHS AND, THEREFORE, ARE OF INTEREST FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE AEROSPACE AND SPACE STRUCTURE APPLICATIONS. HOWEVER,CONVENTIONAL PROCESSING OF INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS SUFFERS SEVERE LIMITATIONS: REACTIONS WITH CONTAINERS, POROSITY, CONTAMINATION OF POWDER SURFACES, AND COMPOSITIONAL INHOMOGENEITIES. RECENT WORK ON LOW TEMPERATURE CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (CVD) OF METALS FROM ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS SUGGESTS THE POSSIBILITY OF FABRICATING CERTAIN INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS BY CVD. BECAUSE ORGANOMETALLIC CVD OPERATES AT LOW TEMPERATURE, EMPLOYS HIGHLY PURE STARTING MATERIALS, DEPOSITS MATERIAL UNIFORMLY, AND REQUIRES COMPARATIVELY LITTLE MATERIALS HANDLING, IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS DESCRIBED ABOVE. IN THE PROPOSED PHASE I STUDY, APPROACHES FOR CHEMICALLY VAPOR DEPOSITING TITANIUM ALUMINIDE WILL BE EXAMINED. SUITABLE SOURCE REAGENTS FOR TITANIUM AND ALUMINUM WILL BE EXPLORED AND THEN SYNTHESIZED. STRATEGIES FOR CHEMICALLY VAPOR DEPOSITING THE INTERMETALLIC WILL BE DEVELOPED TO SYNTHESIZE TITANIUM ALUMINIDE FOR PHYSICAL PROPERTY CHARACTERIZATION.

Principal Investigator:

Dr ward c stevens
2033552681

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Technology Materials
520-b Danbury Rd New Milford, CT 06776

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