SYNTHESIS OF ULTRAFINE METAL AND ALLOY POWDERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,906.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5428
Agency Tracking Number:
5428
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
699 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY, 14207
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR PETER T B SHAFFER
(716) 875-4091
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE TREND IN ALL MATERIALS IS TOWARD THE CONTROL OF MICROSTRUCTURE. IN CERAMICS AND CERMETS THE EMPHASIS IS ON THE REDUCTION OF CRYSTALLITE SIZE AND THEREBY ON IMPROVING PHYSICAL PROPERTIES. POWDERS SHOULD BE EQUIZAXED AND LIMITED TO SUBMICRON RANGE, WITHIN A NARROW AND SPECIFIC SIZE DISTRIBUTION. EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY LARGE QUANTITIES OF POWDERS MUST BE AVAILABLE AT REASONABLE COST. AS PRESENTLY PRODUCED, ULTRAFINE POWDER OF METALS ARE EITHER UNAVAILABLE OR PROHIBITIVELY EXPENSIVE. ART PROPOSES TO INVESTIGATE NEW PROCESS CONCEPTS THAT ARE EXPECTED TO YIELD ULTRAFINE POWDERS OF A VARIETY OF COMPOSITIONS. FURTHERMORE THE CONCEPTS ARE SUCH THAT THEY SHOULD BE SCALED TO PRODUCTION RATES, AND SHOULD BE ECONOMICAL. LASTLY, THEY OFFER THE POSSIBILITY OF PRODUCING ULTRAFINE POWDERS UNDER HIGHLY CONTROLLABLE CONDITIONS, AND THUS YIELD POWDERS WHOSE PROPERTIES ARE NOT ONLY CONTROLLABLE BUT ALSO REPRODUCIBLE.

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