Damage Tolerant Amorphous Metal Alloys

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: DAAH01-02-C-R125
Agency Tracking Number: 00SB2-0033
Amount: $374,996.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Questek Innovations, Llc
1820 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201
Duns: 088176961
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Olson
 Chief Science Officer
 (847) 328-5800
 rgenellie@questek.com
Business Contact
 Raymond Genellie, Jr.
Title: Vice President of Operati
Phone: (847) 425-8211
Email: rgenellie@questek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
QuesTek Innovations will employ a computational materials design approach to high-temperature aluminum alloys, addressing glass-forming alloys compositions that can be fully devitrified to desired novel dispersions of stable, low-misfit, coherent,multicomponent L12-structured A13X compounds with coarsening resistance to 300 oC. Building on the research of its Phase I SBIR, QuesTek will undertake model and database development including thermodynamics, mobilities, liquid viscosity and molarvolumes, while constructing a theory of nucleation incubation in multicomponent systems, for incorporation in a new numerical precipitation model to be applied to both glass formation and devitrification dynamics. Electronic - level calculations will helpidentify desirable alloy components for both phase stability and misfit control. Atom-probe microanalysis of glass devitrification in design prototypes will quantify essential diffusion and decomposition behavior.

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