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The branch maintains capabilities in optical and electron microscopy, specialized sample preparation, x-ray diffraction, and chemical analysis.


Advanced Metallics Branch

The mission of the Advanced Metallics Branch at NASA Glenn Research Center is the development and characterization of metallic materials for aerospace applications.
Overview
The Advanced Metallics Branch is part of the Structures and Materials Division at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH. The branch conducts fundamental and applied research on advanced metallic materials, including nickel, copper, and titanium alloys, refractory metals, and shape memory alloys. Materials for use in high temperature components of aeronautics and space power systems are emphasized. The research is focused on understanding the interrelationships among processing, microstructure, and properties as they pertain to component performance. Advanced processing methods and novel structural concepts are also studied.

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Expertise:
  • Copper Alloys
  • Superalloys
  • Intermetallics
  • Composities
  • Shape Memory Alloys
  • Refractory Metals
  • Microstructural Characterization
  • Mechanical Behavior and Durability
  • Alloy Development
  • Computational Modeling
Alloy development and fabrication

Capabilities:
  • Processing
    • Casting
    • Hot Working
  • Testing in Air and Inert Environments
    • Tension, Compression
    • Creep, Fatigue, Impact
  • Microstructural Characterization
    • Optical and Electron Microscopy
    • Specialized Sample Preparation
    • X-Ray Diffraction
    • Chemical Analysis: Macro, Micro, Nano
Alloy development and fabrication

Products:
  • Alloy and Process Development
  • Materials Application Engineering
  • Materials Selection for Specific Applications
  • Materials Characterization
  • Materials Durability Assessment
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Last Updated: December 5, 2013