MOLYBDENUM DISILICIDE MATRIX COMPOSITES BY SLIP CASTING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$63,889.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
15156
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Applied Sciences Inc
141 W Xenia Avenue Po Box, 579, Cedarville, OH, 45314
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Jyh-ming Ting
Principal Investigator
(513) 767-1477
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ALTHOUGH MOLYBDENUM DISILICIDE (MOSI2) EXHIBITS HIGH-TEMPERATURE CHEMICAL STABILITY AND HAS A MELTING POINT OF 2010 DEGREES CENTIGRADE, THE LACK OF ROOM-TEMPERATURE FRACTURE TOUGHNESS AND POOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE CREEP RESISTANCE HAVE SEVERELY LIMITED ITS STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS. THEREFORE, IT IS DESIRED TO FABRICATE COMPOSITES USING MOSI2, AS THE MATRIX MATERIAL. UNLIKE THE CONVENTIONAL CVI PROCESS, WE PROPOSE A NOVEL SLIP CASTING TECHNIQUE TO FABRICATE SUCH COMPOSITES. THIS TECHNIQUE IS A MODERATE-TEMPERATURE, NET-SHAPE PROCESS WITH THE ADVANTAGES OF SHORTER PROCESSING TIME AS COMPARED TO CVI, LOW COSTDUE TO THE REDUCTION IN PROCESSING TIME AND PROCESSING TEMPERATURE, ETC. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS - IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE PROPOSED SLIP CASTING PROCESS WILL PROVIDE AN ECONOMICAL PATH IN FABRICATING MOSI2 MATRIX COMPOSITES. THE NET-SHAPE FORMING CAPABILITY OF THIS PROCESS ELIMINATES THE PROBLEMS OF JOINING DIFFERENT MATERIALS. THE POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS INCLUDE WHERE MATERIALS ARE REQUIRED TO EXHIBIT EXCELLENT OXIDATION RESISTANCE AND HIGH MECHANICAL STRENGTH.

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