Accession Number : ADA188751

Title :   A Case Study of the Development of a Military Specification - Zirconium Powder for Thermal Batteries.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY LAB COMMAND WATERTOWN MA MATERIAL TECHNOLOGY LAB

Personal Author(s) : Burgess, Mary T

PDF Url : ADA188751

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Thermal batteries are used as the critical power source in nuclear fuses, missiles, and aircraft. Heat sources in thermal batteries use a fine zirconium powder. This report focuses on the zirconium problem and the development of a military specification for zirconium powder as produced by the magnesium reduction method. Keywords: Zirconium powders, Thermal batteries, Specifications, Powder metallurgy, Particle size, Surface area.

Descriptors :   *POWDERS, *THERMAL BATTERIES, *ZIRCONIUM, AIRCRAFT, FINE GRAINED MATERIALS, HEAT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PARTICLE SIZE, POWDER METALLURGY, POWER SUPPLIES, REDUCTION, SOURCES, SPECIFICATIONS, SURFACES

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Electrochemical Energy Storage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE