CCS and Power Systems
Crosscutting Research - University Training and Research
Multi-Scale Computational Design and Synthesis of Protective Smart Coatings for Refractory Metal Alloys
Performer: University of Wisconsin System
Project No: FE0007377
Program Background and Project Benefits
This project will employ a new smart coating concept for refractory metal-borosilicide and -aluminide systems in order to provide a 400 °C increase in temperature resistance beyond that of current Ni-based superalloys in materials. Improvements to high-temperature advanced-materials will promote the development of advanced power plant designs that can operate at higher temperatures and pressures, leading to improvements in efficiency and operational flexibility and resulting in lower operating costs.