Accession Number:

ADA018130

Title:

The Formation of Refractory Metal Alloys by Simultaneous Deposition of Metals from the Gaseous Phase

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Sep 73-Jun 74

Corporate Author:

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL IL GENERAL THOMAS J RODMAN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Chemical vapor deposition investigations were undertaken to determine the feasibility of coating refractory metals and alloys onto the inside bores of gun barrels. Coatings of tungsten, molybdenum, vanadium, rhenium, and tantalum as well as tungsten alloys were attempted. Process parameters, compositions, and properties of the coatings were determined. Elemental tungsten depositions were initially used to establish the process parameters for subsequent work on tungsten alloy coatings. Ta-10W alloy was plated successfully on the steel substrate at 750 C and 1 atmosphere pressure. The coatings obtained were uniform and adherent. Properties of the alloy coating, Ta-10W, are such that this coating is especially applicable for a high temperature coating for fun barrels. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE