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Development of a Pest-resistant High Temperature Mo-Si-B-XX Alloy

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-08-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: F074-003-0040
Amount: $99,960.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF07-T003
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-10-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-07-31
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sarath Menon
 Research Scientist
 (937) 426-6900
 smenon@ues.com
Business Contact
 Francis Williams, Jr.
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
All the promising Mo-Si-B-X alloys developed so far contain a mixture of Mo-solid solution and brittle intermetallic phases. For further advances to occur, a full understanding and control of the properties of the Mo-rich solid solution is critical. The poor low temperature ductility of the solid solution phase and the catastrophic intermediate temperature oxidation resistance continue to be key problems in the development of Mo-Si-B alloys. We propose to solve these two critical problems through novel alloying strategies and developing new alloy compositions. Mo-Si-B-X alloys maybe fabricated both by casting as well as through a powder metallurgical route. Recent studies on mechanical alloying followed by compaction and sintering have shown considerable promise in obtaining uniform microstructures in these alloys while maintaining good mechanical properties. We propose to optimize the microstructure through modeling studies.

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