Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Tungsten Powder

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Amount:
$294,000.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
20645
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Modification, Inc.
2929-p1 Eskridge Center, Fairfax, VA, 22031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr. T. S. Sudarshan
 (703) 560-1371
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
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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