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Center for the Space Processing of Engineering Materials 

Final Technical Report 

Principal Investigator: J.L. Davidson 

Period of Performance: September 15, 1985-March 31, 1993 

Vanderbilt University 
Division of Sponsored Research 
512 Kirkland Hall 
Nashville, TN 37240 

NAGW-810 


(NASA-CR-196484) I RESEARCH N95-11891 

ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTER FOR THE 
SPACE PROCESSING OF ENGINEERING 

MATERIALS] Final Technical Report, Unclas 

15 Sep. 1985 - 31 Mar. 1993 
(Vanderbilt Univ.) 4 p 


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Materials Presentations and Publications 
Resulting from NAGW-810 

G.J. Abbaschian. "Solidification of Nb-Based Alloys." Presented at the TMS Annual Meeting, 
Denver, CO, Feb. 26, 1987. 

C.D. Anderson, W.H. Hofmeister, J.E. Wittig, R.J. Bayuzick, and D.J. Skinner. "A Microstructural 
Examination of Ti-50AI and Other Binary Ti-AI Alloys that have been Splat-Quenched after Bulk 
Undercooling.” Materials Processing in Space 50, 1989. 

C.D. Anderson, R.A. Overfelt, and W.F. Flanagan. "Comparison of Microstructures and Magnetic 
Properties of Melt Spun and Plasma Sprayed Alloys of Fe-Rare Earth-B." Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. 
Proc. 80: 449-456, 1987. 

R.J. Bayuzick. "Microgravity Processing of Metals and Alloys." Presented at the Symposium on 
Materials Processing in the Reduced Gravity Environment of Space, MRS meeting, Dec. 1—3, 
1986. 

R.J. Bayuzick. "Space Processing of Metals and Alloys." Presented at the Symposium on 
Materials Processing in Space at the Golden Gate Materials Technology Conference, San 
Francisco, CA, Feb. 1987. 

G. Carro and W.F. Flanagan. "Effect of Deep Undercooling Followed by Rapid Solidification on 
the Formability of Nickel Aluminides." Presented at Symposium G of the MRS fall meeting, 
Boston, MA, Dec. 1986. 

G. Carro and W.F. Flanagan. "The Effect of Solidification Rate in the Formability of a 
Nickel-Aluminide Containing Iron and Boron." Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 80: 225-230, 1987. 

G. Carro and W.F. Flanagan. "Measuring Tensile Properties of Deeply Undercooled and Rapidly 
Solidified Miniature Samples of Nickel Aluminides." Scripta Met. 22: 903-906, 1988. 

C.W. Chu, P.H. Hor, R.L. Meng, D.S. Tang, C.Z. Wu, Z.X. Zhao, R.A. Overfelt, and R.J. Bayuzick. 
"Study of Light Fermion Superconductors BaPb^BiA Crystals." Presented at Symposium S of 
the MRS fall meeting, Boston, MA, Dec. 1986. 

B.K. Dhindaw, A.S. Kacar and D.M. Stefanescu. "Entrapment/Pushing of Particles During 
Directional Solidification of Al-Si Carbide Metal Matrix Composites." Presented at the 1st ASM 
European Technical Conference, Paris, France, Sept. 7-8, 1987. 

R.N. Grugel. "Mixed Gravity Mode Growth During Directional Dendritic Solidification Aboard the 
KC-135." Metall. Trans. A 20A: 1284-1286, 1989. 

R.N. Grugel and R. Poorman. "Hypermonotectic Alloy Solidification in a Microgravity Environment." 
Materials Science Forum 50: 89-100, 1989. 

W.H. Hofmeister. "The Undercooling of High Melting Temperature Pure Metals in a Containerless, 
Microgravity Environment." Ph.D. Dissertation, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, Feb. 1987. 


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W.H. Hofmeister and R.J. Bayuzick. "Activities of the Vanderbilt Center for the Space Processing 
of Engineering Materials." SDIO/IST 3rd Pathways to Space Experimentation Workshop, Orlando, 
FL, June 1987. 

W.H. Hofmeister, R.J. Bayuzick, and M.B. Robinson. "Noncontact Temperature Measurement of 
a Falling Drop." Inti. Journal of Thermophysics 10: 279-292, 1989. 

W.H. Hofmeister, R.J. Bayuzick, and M.B. Robinson. "Dual Purpose Pyrometer for Temperature 
and Solidification Velocity Measurement." Materials Processing in Space 50, 1989. 

W.H. Hofmeister, M.B. Robinson, and R.J. Bayuzick. "Undercooling of Bulk High Temperature 
Metals in the 100-Meter Drop Tube." Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 87: 149- 162. 1987. 

W.H. Hofmeister, M.B. Robinson, and R.J. Bayuzick. "Undercooling of Pure Metals in a 
Containerless, Microgravity Environment." Appl. Phys. Lett. 49: 1342, 1986. 

W.H. Hofmeister and J.W. Williamson. "Containerless Processing of Spherically Shaped Alloys 
by Coupling Ground Based Levitation Methods." AIAA 26th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, 
NV, Jan. 11-14, 1988. 

A. Kacar, B.K. Dhindaw, D.M. Stefanescu, and P.A. Curreri. "Interaction Between SiC Particles 
and Directionally Solidifying Interfaces in Al-Si Carbide Metal Matrix Composites." Presented at 
the 1st Alabama Materials Research Conference, Birmingham, AL, Sept. 28-30, 1987. 

A. Kacar, B.K. Dhindaw, D.M. Stefanescu, and P.A. Curreri. "Directional Solidification of SiC-AI 
Alloy Composites During Parabolic Trajectories Part I: Single Phase Matrix AI-Mg-SiC 
Composites." Presented at 2nd Int’l. Symposium on Experimental Methods for Microgravity 
Materials Science Research, 117th TMS-AIME Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, Jan. 25-29, 1988. 

C. S. Kanetkar, A.S. Kacar and D.M. Stefanescu. "The Wetting Characteristics and Surface 
Tension of Some Ni-Based Alloys on Yttria, Hafnia, Alumina and Zirconia Substrates." Metall. 
Trans. A 19A: 1833-1839, 1988. 

D. R. Kegley, Jr., J.E. Wittig, W.H. Hofmeiester, R.J. Bayuzick, and R.G. Rowe. "Effect of Bulk 
Undercooling on the Structure of Rapidly Solidified Titanium-4 wt% Cerium." Materials Processing 
in Space 50: 129-136, 1989. 

B. D. Lichter. "Corrosion of Pb, Pb-Ca-Sn, and Cu-Pb Alloys in Sulfuric Acid. Presented at the 
10th Int’l. Con-ress on Metallic Corrosion, Madras, India, Nov. 1987. 

R.A. Overfelt. "An Overview of the Research Projects in Vanderbilt’s Center for the Space 
Processing of Engineering Materials." Presented to the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the 
American Society for Metals, Oct. 21, 1986. 

R.A. Overfelt, C.D. Anderson, and W.F. Flanagan. “Plasma Sprayed Fe 76 Nd 16 B 8 Permanent 
Magnets." Appl. Phys. Lett., 49: 1799-1801, 1986. 


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C. Rushing, T. Overfelt, and J. Williamson. "Fluid Damping in Directional Solidification 
Experiments on NASA’s KC-135 Aircraft." Proceedings of the 7th European Symposium on 
Materials and Fluid Sciences in Microgravity, 1989. 

S. Shah, R.N. Grugel, and B.D. Lichter. "Directional Solidification of Lead-Copper Immiscible 
Alloys in a Cyclic Gravity Environment." Metall. Trans. A 19A: 2677-2680, 1988. 

S. Shah and B.D. Lichter. "Corrosion Behavior of Lead Alloys Used for Battery Grids." Presented 
at the NACE Corrosion '87 conference, San Fransicso, CA, March 9-13, 1987. 

S. Shah and B.D. Lichter. "Electrochemical Properties of Pure Lead and Lead-Calcium-Tin Alloy 
Used as Grid Material for Lead-Acid Batteries." Presented at the 1986 fall meeting of TMS, 
Orlando, FL, Oct. 7, 1986. 

S. Shah, B.D. Lichter and V. Dantam. "Electrochemical Behavior of Lead Alloys in Sulfuric Acid." 
Bulletin Electrochem. 3: 565-575, 1987. 

D. M. Stefanescu, B.K. Dhindaw, A.S. Kacar and A. Moitra. "Behavior of Ceramic Particles at the 
Solid-Liquid Metal Interface in Metal Matrix Composites." Metall. Trans. A 19A: 2847-2855, 1988. 

D.M. Stefanescu, A. Moitra, A.S. Kacar and B.K. Dhindaw. "The Influence of Buoyant Forces and 
Volume Fraction of Particles on the Particle Pushing/Entrapment Transition during Directional 
Solidification of Al/SiC and Al/Graphite Composites.” Metall. Trans. A 21A: 231-239, 1990. 

J.T. Teubert and R.A. Overfelt. "Intrinsic Coercivities of Rapidly Solidified Alloys of Pt-Co- B." 
Presented at the 4th Joint MMM-Intermag Conference in Vancouver, B.C., July 12-15, 1988. 

M.W. Wells and R.A. Overfelt. "Development of a Very High Temperature Directional Solidification 
Furnace.” Presented at the AIAA 26th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, Jan. 11-14, 1988. 

G. Whoriskey, R.J. Bayuzick, and W.F. Hofmeister. "Undercooling and Rapid Solidification of 
Binary Alloys of Niobium." Presented at the AIAA 25th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, 
Jan. 12-15, 1987. 

J.E. Wittig, D.R. Kegley, Jr., W.H. Hofmeister, and R.J. Bayuzick. "Observation of Cerium-Oxides 
in Rapidly Solidified Ti-4wt% Ce.” Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Electron 
Microscopy Society of America 506-507, 1989. 


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