WITH OXIDES LIKE THORIA HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR A LONG TIME.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$52,078.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1983
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
255
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technical Research Associates
420 Chipeta Way, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
 Guy B. Alexander
Phone: (801) 581-3741
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
WITH OXIDES LIKE THORIA HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR A LONG TIME. HOWEVER, OXIDES ARE NOT WET BY METALS, SO WHEN OXIDE DISPERSION HARDENED METALS ARE MELTED, THE DISPERSED OXIDE SEPARATES AS A SLAG AND THE ADVANTAGES OF DISPERSION HARDENING ARE LOST. IN THIS PROPOSAL, A NEW APPROACH TO OXIDE DISPERSION HARDENING IS SUGGESTED, THROUGH THE USE OF METALLOPHILIC COLLOIDAL OXIDE PARTICLES. SPECIFICALLY, A FUNDAMENTAL STUDY OF WETTING OF OXIDES BY METALS IS PROPOSED. A NEW COLLOIDAL CERAMIC WETTABLE BY METALS IS ANTICIPATED. THIS PROPOSAL SUGGESTS THE INTRODUCTION OF SUCH NEW CERAMIC PARTICLES INTO MOLTEN METALS LIKE ALUMINUM.DISPERSION HARDENED ALUMINUM ALLOYS WHICH CAN BE CASE ARE EXPECTED.

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