Accession Number:

ADA588148

Title:

A High-Temperature Combinatorial Technique for the Thermal Analysis of Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final performance rept. 14 Jul 2008-14 Dec 2011

Corporate Author:

HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-07-14

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The main objective of the project was to investigate phase transformations in high-temperature shape memory alloys HTSMA through use of combinatorial nanocalorimetry. Calorimetry is a powerful characterization tool that is used to study phase transformations and reactions in materials. Nanocalorimetry is a novel variant of this technique in which thin-film and micro-machining technologies are used to fabricate calorimeter sensors that are much more sensitive than traditional calorimeters, that can access a much broader range of heating and cooling rates, and that lend themselves well to combinatorial studies.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE