DEVELOPMENT OF A PLATINUM-CHROMIUM ALLOY FOR IMPROVED CORONARY STENTS
A coronary stent is a small, self-expanding metal mesh tube that saves thousands of lives every year by opening blocked arteries and allowing blood to flow freely again. NETL and Boston Scientific Corporation jointly developed the first austenitic stainless steel formulation produced for the coronary stent industry with high visibility with x-ray scanning.
Winner of a 2011 R&D 100 Award and a 2010 Federal Laboratory Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer Award.
CERIUM OXIDE COATING FOR OXIDATION REDUCTION
NETL researchers developed a cerium oxide-based coating that can be applied as a slurry to a metal part by brushing, spraying, or dipping. The coating helps to increase the oxidation resistance of nickel-based superalloys, as well as ferritic and austenitic stainless steels, by diffusing into the metal. In most cases, this coating improved metal oxidation resistance by a factor of 2 to 3.
Winner of a 2010 R&D 100 Award and a 2010 Federal Laboratory Consortium Outstanding Technology Development Award.
This technology is available for licensing
SORBENTS TO HELP LOWER POWER DRAW OF HVAC
Boston-based enVerid Systems has adopted NETL sorbents for use in their proprietary Heat Load Reduction (HLR) module, a retrofit air-recirculation system designed to increase the energy efficiency of commercial HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems.