Tailored Thermal Expansion Alloys
Texas A&M University, Texas, United States
The natural expansion materials experience when heated, known as thermal expansion (TE), limits the temperature range and commonly causes failure of engineered components in a wide variety of industries. Tailored TE alloys can be “programmed” to a desired TE value to prevent these failures.
Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical
Technology Development Status: Concept
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: The most common low thermal expansion metal, Invar, has limited use because it has a single thermal expansion value. Current theoretical tailored expansion values for our materials can lie anywhere between +370 and -135 micro strain per Kelvin. In comparison, Invar is +2 micro strain per Kelvin.
Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Showcase Booth #: 623
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date:
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners