RITIC ALLOY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2561
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Technical Research Associates
410 Chipeta Way Suite 222, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MR. JOSEPH K. WEEKS, JR.
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(802) 582-8080
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
FERRITIC ALLOYS SHOW PROMISE FOR LIQUID-METAL REAC- TORS. THE MAJOR DISADVANTAGE OF FERRITICS IS THEIR REL- ATIVELY POOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE CREEP STRENGTH. THE COMPANY HAS SHOWN THAT IT CAN OXIDE DISPERSION STRENGTHEN (ODS) A NUMBER OF ALLOYS BY A CASTING PROCESS SO THAT ONE NOT ONLY OBTAINS HIGH STRENGTH AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURE BUT ALSO CAN PROCESS THE MATERIAL BY CASTING. CAST ALLOYS CAN BE WELDED WITHOUT LOSS OF DISPERSION UNIFORMITY. THIS PROJECT WILL DETERMINE CONDITIONS THAT CAN PRODUCE WETTING OF COLLOIDAL OXIDES BY MOLTEN FERRITIC ALLOYS AND WILL STUDY THE GROWTH RATE OF OXIDE PARTICLES AS A FUNCTION OF TEMPERATURE AND TIME. THE NEW ODS FERRITIC CAST ALLOYS WILL PROVIDE A WAY TO INTRODUCE HIGH-STRENGTH FERRITICS INTO THE COMMERCIAL MARKET FOR USE IN NUCLEAR REACTORS.

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