Accession Number : ADA524446


Title :   Ab Initio Calculations and Synthesis of Sc2InC-Y2InC Solid Solution


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 2007-1 Aug 2008


Corporate Author : RWTH AACHEN UNIV (GERMANY)


Personal Author(s) : Schneider, Jochen M


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a524446.pdf


Report Date : 03 Feb 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : This report results from a contract tasking RWTH Aachen as follows: The aim of this project is to contribute towards the development of novel tribological materials. It will study a solid solution of this fascinating new class of nanolaminated materials using both theoretical and experimental means. The M2InC system was selected based on our recent EOARD project (FA8655-05-1-3009). Our specific research directions are 1) to tailor shearing in Sc2InC-Y2InC solid solution using ab initio calculations and 2) to synthesize Sc2InC-Y2InC thin films using magnetron sputtering and to determine the correlation between composition, structure, and mechanical properties thereof.


Descriptors :   *THIN FILMS , *INDIUM COMPOUNDS , *TRIBOLOGY , GERMANY , SCANDIUM COMPOUNDS , SURFACE CHEMISTRY , YTTRIUM COMPOUNDS , BULK MODULUS , CHEMICAL BONDS , ELECTRON DENSITY , MICROSTRUCTURE , TABLES(DATA)


Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE