Novel High Temperature Carbide and Boride Ceramics for Direct Power Extraction Electrode Applications Email Page
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Performer:  Florida International University Location:  Miami, FL
Project Duration:  10/01/2015 – 09/30/2019 Award Number:  FE0026325
Technology Area:  University Training and Research Total Award Value:  $249,970
Key Technology:  Innovative Energy Concepts DOE Share:  $249,970
Performer Share:  $0

Green body formation via laser cutting.
Green body formation via laser cutting.

Project Description

NETL is partnering with Florida International University to develop nanocarbide and boride ceramic solid solution and related composites via novel synthesis and processing and to understand the fundamental composition processing-structure-property relationships for materials candidates for applications such as hot electrodes for direct power extraction, e.g., magnetic hydrodynamic (MHD) systems. Basic research on new high-temperature ceramic materials, including novel means of synthesis and processing, will be performed. Fundamental knowledge will be developed and leveraged to design direct power extraction applications for cleaner and more efficient power generation using fossil fuels.

Project Benefits

This research will provide insights into how fundamental composition-processing-structure-property relationships will support development of these materials for a broad range of applications from energy to aerospace. This research could significantly impact the development of high- temperature MHD electrodes as well as the fields of advanced ceramics and high-temperature materials science, and could lead to dramatic reductions in the time and energy input during the materials sintering process, resulting in less costly high-temperature ceramic materials.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Maria Reidpath: maria.reidpath@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Briggs White: briggs.white@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Zhe Cheng: zhcheng@fiu.edu