MATERIAL COMPATABILITY BETWEEN LIQUID METAL CURRENT COLLECTOR ALLOYS AND SOLID METALS ON MATERIAL COLLECTOR SURFACES WILL BE INVESTIGATED.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2009
Amount: $49,600.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Amalgamated Technologies Inc
13901 N 73rd St - Ste 208, Scottsdale, AZ, 85260
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ROY E BEAL
 (602) 991-2901
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Abstract
MATERIAL COMPATABILITY BETWEEN LIQUID METAL CURRENT COLLECTOR ALLOYS AND SOLID METALS ON MATERIAL COLLECTOR SURFACES WILL BE INVESTIGATED. LOW MELTING FUSIBLE TYPE ALLOYS WITH CAPABILITY OF OPERATING AT 200 DEG F OR BELOW WILL BE FEATURED WITH SOME CONSIDERATION OF SUITABLE MATERIALS IN THE 0-500 DEG F RANGE. A THOROUGH LITERATURE SEARCH FOR PERTINENT PHYSICAL, MECHANICAL, AND SURFACE INTERACTIVE INFORMATION BETWEEN LIQUID AND SOLID METALS WILL BE CONDUCTED. AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM WILL VERIFY LITERATURE DATA AND PROCEED TO ADVANCE THE STATE OF KNOWLEDGE BY TESTING NEW ALLOY MODIFICATIONS THAT APPEAR TO SHOW PROMISE FROM A THEORETICAL STANDPOINT. CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, GRAVIMETRIC MEASUREMENTS, METALLOGRAPHY AND VISUAL ASSESSMENTS OF CANDIDATE LIQUID METAL/SOLID METAL COMBINATIONS WILL PROVIDE AN UNDERSTANDING TO ALLOW SURFACE INTERACTION PROCESS MODELING TO BE DEVELOPED AND REFINED BY INTERACTIVE EXPERIMENTS. THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF PHASE I IS TO IDENTIFY LIQUID METALS WITH A HIGH SUCCESS PROBABILITY AS COLLECTOR MATERIALS WITH MINIMUM SURFACE DETERIORATION AND INTERACTION. PHASE II WILL CONCENTRATE ON DEVELOPING PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE NEW ALLOYS.

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