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Performer:  Ames National Laboratory Location:  Ames, IA
Project Duration:  04/01/2015 – 09/30/2018 Award Number:  FWP-AL-14-510-075
Technology Area:  Coal Utilization Science Total Award Value:  $510,000
Key Technology:  Simulation-Based Engineering DOE Share:  $510,000
Performer Share:  $0

O2 adsorption on NaAu<sub>2</sub> (111) surface at the brg-Na<br/>site (left) and the same site with reconstruction<br/>of surface Na pop-up (right).
O2 adsorption on NaAu2 (111) surface at the brg-Na
site (left) and the same site with reconstruction
of surface Na pop-up (right).

Project Description

NETL is partnering with Ames National Laboratory to propose a new methodology to speed the discovery and optimization of chemically complex alloys and leverage theoretical and experimental capabilities for assessing their long-term stability. Near equiatomic alloys have a high degree of chemical disorder in a single high-temperature (T) phase leading to high mechanical strength. These disordered alloys have potential for fossil energy in high-temperature applications; however, their long-term stability in harsh combustion environments has not yet been explored.

Project Benefits

Near equiatomic alloys offer excellent promise as structural materials for use in several commercial applications, including gas turbines for power generation, advanced ultrasupercritical boiler walls, aerospace engines, and nuclear reactor walls.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Charles E. Miller:
Technology Manager Briggs White:
Principal Investigator Mathew Kramer: