Multi-Scale Computational Design and Synthesis of Protective Smart Coatings for Refractory Metal Alloys Email Page
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Performer: University of Wisconsin System
Design of the Mo-TM-Si-B smart coatings based upon<br/>multi-layer structures that develop four integrated functionalities<br/>after air exposure at high temperatures.
Design of the Mo-TM-Si-B smart coatings based upon
multi-layer structures that develop four integrated functionalities
after air exposure at high temperatures.
Website: University of Wisconsin System
Award Number: FE0007377
Project Duration: 09/01/2011 – 08/31/2014
Total Award Value: $300,000
DOE Share: $300,000
Performer Share: $0
Technology Area: University Training and Research
Key Technology: High Performance Materials
Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Project Description

The proposed effort will advance the performance of refractory metals by integration of high temperature coating processes uniquely by means of modeling and experimental verifications in a focused, staged development. The ultimate goal of the proposed study will be to deliver the key enabling coating technology for at least a 400 degrees Celsius (°C) increase of the metal operating temperature from 1200°C to 1600°C.

Project Benefits

This project will employ a new smart coating concept for refractory metal-borosilicide and -aluminide systems in order to provide a 400 °C increase in temperature resistance beyond that of current Ni-based superalloys in materials. Improvements to high-temperature advanced-materials will promote the development of advanced power plant designs that can operate at higher temperatures and pressures, leading to improvements in efficiency and operational flexibility and resulting in lower operating costs.

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Technology Manager Robert Romanosky:
Principal Investigator John Perepezko:


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