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Title: Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies

Abstract

The same atomization effect seen in a fuel injector is being applied to titanium metal resulting in fine titanium powders that are less than half the width of a human hair. Titanium melts above 3,000°F and is highly corrosive therefore requiring specialized containers. The liquid titanium is poured through an Ames Laboratory - USDOE patented tube which is intended to increase the energy efficiency of the atomization process, which has the ability to dramatically decrease the cost of fine titanium powders. This novel process could open markets for green manufacturing of titanium components from jet engines to biomedical implants.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1047587
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; AMES LABORATORY; IOWA POWDER ATOMIZATION TECHNOLOGIES (IPAT); POWDER METALLURGY; TITANIUM

Citation Formats

Ricken, Joel and Heidloff, Andrew. Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Ricken, Joel and Heidloff, Andrew. Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies. United States.
Ricken, Joel and Heidloff, Andrew. Sun . "Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1047587.
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abstractNote = {The same atomization effect seen in a fuel injector is being applied to titanium metal resulting in fine titanium powders that are less than half the width of a human hair. Titanium melts above 3,000°F and is highly corrosive therefore requiring specialized containers. The liquid titanium is poured through an Ames Laboratory - USDOE patented tube which is intended to increase the energy efficiency of the atomization process, which has the ability to dramatically decrease the cost of fine titanium powders. This novel process could open markets for green manufacturing of titanium components from jet engines to biomedical implants.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {1}
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