asteroza + alumina   8

High-strength cellular ceramic composites with 3D microarchitecture
Research into 3D printed microstructure honeycombs/truss, which get plated with alumina to make tremendously strong but light materials. Uses a german NanoScribe for the 3D printing.
3D  printing  fabbing  cellular  honeycomb  structure  microstructure  materials  science  research  technology  biomimicry  technical  foam  laser  lithography  microtruss  truss  ceramic  polymer  alumina  composite  Delicious 
february 2014 by asteroza
Neutron Absorber Material | Holtec International
New nanoparticle based metal matrix composite basket for spent fuel rods, with such high thermal conductivity that spent fuel can be stuffed into a dry cask after only 3 years in a cooling pond.
Metamic  Metamic-HT  high  temperature  aluminum  boron  carbide  metal  matrix  composite  neutron  absorber  spent  fuel  rod  basket  dry  cask  waste  storage  nuclear  materials  science  research  technology  nanotechnology  powder  metallurgy  nanoparticle  alumina  alloy  dispersoid  Delicious 
december 2013 by asteroza
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Using alumina particle solid media in a gas working fluid thermal energy storage setup with cyclical counter current heat exchangers. Sounds like the Isentropic Energy guys with their gravel heat store.
counter  current  cyclic  heat  exchanger  thermal  energy  storage  concept  alumina  particle  solid  media  gas  working  fluid  Delicious 
june 2011 by asteroza
ORNL steel may be 'greener' » Knoxville News Sentinel
Supposedly a new alloy that cuts down on rare earth metal usage, but has high temperature resistance and high strength. Good for turbine parts
AFA  alumina  forming  austenitic  stainless  steel  materials  science  research  technology  rare  earth  metal  turbine  alloy  Delicious 
november 2010 by asteroza

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