Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Tungsten Powder

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 20645
Amount: $294,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2929-p1 Eskridge Center, Fairfax, VA, 22031
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. T. S. Sudarshan
 (703) 560-1371
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Research Institution
Kinetic energy projectiles and shaped charge liners as well as explosively formed projectile warheads would be more effective if tungsten having significant room temperature ductility were available. Nano-sized particles are known to provide these levels of desired ductility. In this Phase I effort, we propose three different approaches to producing tungsten nano-particles. Each technology is unique and nano-particles will be produced under optim processing conditions. In Phase II we will concentrate on one of the three approaches, optimize the processing parameters so that mechanical properties evaluation and fabrication of a penetrator shape will be feasible.

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