Accession Number:

ADD008703

Title:

Supercorroding Galvanic Cell Alloys for Generation of Heat and Gas.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1981-04-28

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This patent describes supercorroding magnesium alloys that operate like galvanic cells and react rapidly and predictably with seawater to produce heat and hydrogen gas. The alloys are formed by a mechanical process that bonds magnesium and noble metal powder particles together in a strong electrical and mechanical bond. The alloy powders can be compacted and sintered to form barstock, etc., suitable for making self-destructing corroding links.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE