High Strength Spinel Windows with the Tailored Microstructure

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-10-C-0146
Award Id:
98661
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-163-1259
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10-163
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7960 S. Kolb Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85756
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
147518286
Principal Investigator:
Sekyung Chang
Senior Research Engineer
(520) 574-1980
mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
James Withers
C.E.O.
(520) 574-1980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I projects will develop magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl2O4, referred as spinel from here forth) windows with strength of 350 MPa and Weibull modulus higher than 6. To produce the spinel with the strength of 350 MPa, the microstructure of the spinel will be tailored by controlling the processing parameters, such as impurities of spinel powder, agglomerates in spinel powder, amount and types of the sintering aid, and sintering time and temperature. The spinel windows with little residual flux, from the sintering aid or impurities of spinel powder, and no residual strain will be developed.

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