The SMARTER Project (Science of Multicomponent Alloys: Roadmap for Theoretical and Experimental Research)


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

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.

Contact Information

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

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