Accession Number : ADD008703
Title : Supercorroding Galvanic Cell Alloys for Generation of Heat and Gas.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Sergev,Sergius S ; Black,Stanley A ; Jenkins,James F
Report Date : 28 Apr 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 12
Abstract : This patent describes supercorroding magnesium alloys that operate like galvanic cells and react rapidly and predictably with seawater to produce heat and hydrogen gas. The alloys are formed by a mechanical process that bonds magnesium and noble metal powder particles together in a strong electrical and mechanical bond. The alloy powders can be compacted and sintered to form barstock, etc., suitable for making self-destructing corroding links.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Magnesium alloys, *Powder alloys, *Galvanic corrosion, *Self destruct devices, Precious metals, Sea water, Chemical reactions, Electrochemistry
Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
Properties of Metals and Alloys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE