Accession Number : ADA290466

Title :   Bilateral US/Russia Workshop on Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis Held in Honolulu, Hawaii on 6-7 November 1993.

Corporate Author : NEW YORK STATE COLL OF CERAMICS ALFRED

Personal Author(s) : Stangle, Gregory C. ; Spriggs, Richard M.

PDF Url : ADA290466

Report Date : 15 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This report summarizes the ARO- and NSF-sponsored 'Biiateral US/Russian Workshop on Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis' that was held on November 6-7, 1993, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The workshop focused on the fundamental as well the applied aspects of the self-propagating high-temperature synthesis (SHS) process. The goal of the discussion of the fundamental topics was to identify-and suggest approaches to remedy-the generally acknowledged gaps that exist in our detailed, quantitative understanding of the essential chemistry and physics of the SHS process. The goal of the discussion of he applied topics was to focus on the rather more practical aspects of the SHS process, in order to help prioritize our fundamental studies in such a way that our enhanced understanding leads to improved SHS-based advanced materials fabrication methods. The two topic areas are of course interrelated: Fundamental studies can enhance commercialization potential, and technological, market-driven needs can suggest important fundamental, science-driven studies. The workshop also allowed many of the world's key, presently active SHS researchers to (I) discuss the state-of-the-art, and remaining work, of SHS research, and (II) initiate meaningful collaborative research projects between US and Russian scientists. (MM)

Descriptors :   *CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES, *METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, *ALLOYS, *CERAMIC MATERIALS, *INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS, UNITED STATES, MICROSTRUCTURE, SYMPOSIA, DEGRADATION, SYNTHESIS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, FABRICATION, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), RUSSIA, WORKSHOPS.

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE