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Title: Aluminum/alkaline earth metal composites and method for producing

A composite is provided having an electrically conducting Al matrix and elongated filaments comprising Ca and/or Sr and/or Ba disposed in the matrix and extending along a longitudinal axis of the composite. The filaments initially comprise Ca and/or Sr and/or Ba metal or allow and then may be reacted with the Al matrix to form a strengthening intermetallic compound comprising Al and Ca and/or Sr and/or Ba. The composite is useful as a long-distance, high voltage power transmission conductor.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1124089
Report Number(s):
8,647,536
13/136,599
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11358
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
AMES (Ames Laboratory (AMES), Ames, IA (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE