NSF Young Investigator

Project: Research project

Project Details


The goal of this research is to investigate novel nonequilibrium alloying technique for developing lightweight materials with enhanced strength and corrosion resistance. Specifically, magnesium and aluminum alloyed with additional transitional elements such as Cr, Mo, Ta, and W will be considered. Layered vapor deposits, or graded structures, will be produced using these materials as a means of producing bulk alloys with enhanced properties. The research will build upon early work on passive film structure and the role of non-crystallinity, chemistry and defect structure on passivity and mechanisms responsible for enhancement in mechanical properties at high temperatures.

Effective start/end date9/1/922/28/99


  • National Science Foundation: $342,400.00


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