The metallurgy and superconductivity of the Nb-Ti-Ta ternary alloy system were studied.
The Nb-Ti, and Ta-Ti binary samples, and Nb-Ti-Ta ternary samples were precipitation
heat treated under different schedules. After the precipitating heat treatment, the samples
were characterized by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) techniques. Equilibrium binary and
ternary phase diagrams based...
The miniaturization of Microtechnology-based Energy, Chemical and
Biological Systems (MECS) is made possible by the use of high aspect ratio
microchannel arrays to increase the surface-area-to-volume ratio of the flow
conduits within the devices, resulting in an improvement in the heat and mass
transfer performance of the devices. However, advantages...
Due to the aluminum industry demands, a large effort has recently been devoted
to the development of special alloys to be used as inert anodes for a newly designed
aluminum reduction cell. The implementation of this new technology aims at the
replacement of the graphite anodes that have been used...
Electric power needs will only grow over the next decades as more humans ascend from poverty into the middle class. Currently, the majority of electric power is generated by burning fossil fuels. To help mitigate the undesirable effects of burning fossil fuels research is being done to increase the efficiency...