METALLIC OR METAL CARBIDE COMPOSITE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Amount:
$49,925.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1986
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
3488
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology For Energy
One Energy Center, Lexington Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37922
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 DR. FRANCIS E. LEVERT
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (615) 966-5856
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
IMPROVEMENTS ARE NEEDED IN THE BARRIER INDEX OF ELECTRON EMISSION FROM THERMIONIC EMITTERS AT OPERATING TEMPERATURES ABOVE 1400OC. DIRECTIONALLY SOLIDIFIED (SINGLE CRYSTAL) METAL OXIDE COMPOSITES PROVIDE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO FORM HIGH-PACKING DENSITY ARRAYS OF SMALL METAL FIBERS (1 X 106 PINS/CM2) WITH RADII OF <0.2 UM) THAT ARE SUITABLE FOR APPLICATION AS THERMIONIC EMITTERS IN ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES. TECHNOLOGY FOR ENERGY CORPORATION (TEC) PROPOSES DETAILED ANALYTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE USE OF VARIOUS SUCH METAL OXIDES WITH METAL CARBIDE MATRICESAS THE CATHODE MATERIAL IN THERMIONIC DEVICES. EXPERIMENTALDETERMINATION OF THE RELATIVE EFFICIENCIES OF THE METAL-PIN/MATRIX SYSTEMS COMPARED TO PLANAR EMITTERS WILL BECONDUCTED.

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