Article - 20 Sep 2005
Two ã-TiAl alloys, Ti-47 at%Al-2 at%Nb-2 at%Cr(MJ12) and Ti-47 at%Al-2 at%Nb- 2 at%Mn+0.8 at%TiB2 (MJ47), have been modified in a nitrogen-ion plasma. Hardness and wear resistance were evaluated and...
Article - 1 Mar 2005
While intermetallics could be the key to faster jets and more efficient car engines, they tend to be very brittle. Reasons for this have remained a mystery until recently when researchers investigated...
Article - 7 Nov 2009
Gold’s conductivity, corrosion resistance, and reflectivity have traditionally made it an important material in mankind's space exploration. Gold can efficiently reflect infra-red radiation and heat.
Article - 5 May 2006
Existing Thermal Interface Materials (TIM) technologies comprise phase change materials (PCMs), solders, thermal greases or pastes, and thermally conductive adhesive tapes.
Article - 4 Apr 2006
CSMA has renewed a contract working with the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide expertise, consultancy and analytical services in the areas of determining causes and reducing effects of...
Article - 20 Jul 2004
Researchers at LSU have received funding to further research into superconductive coatings they have deposited onto carbon fibres. The superconductor coatings have potential applications in space...
Article - 8 Jan 2004
Hafnium diboride (HfB2) is an extremely refractory material. Density and melting point data are provided for Hafnium Diboride (HfB2).
Article - 21 Oct 2003
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed ultrahigh temperature ceramics based on ziconium diboride, hafnium diboride and silicon carbide. They can withstand temperatures of up to...
Article - 1 May 2002
NASA researchers have developed a silicon carbide metal matrix composite for use in low NOx combusters which could open the door for a range of low-emission combustor designs.
Article - 7 Sep 2001
Electron beam curing is a viable and advantageous alternative to thermal curing for polymer matrix composites. Although it requires special materials it is faster, cheaper, can be used on thicker...