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Current Subject Areas. Designed to provide an easily available, helpful, interesting source of materials engineering tools, techniques, and methodologies, this section is divided into a number of primary categories for quick access. You may go directly to any of the FAQs topics by selecting from the links below, or select from the Main Menu Resource Tab above, which appears on all pages throughout the site.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Topics.
General Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Subjects.
- "Man, Metals & Magic": A survey of the fascinating walk along the Ancient Metals Road as man explores and discovers the many uses for metals.
Newly Published Papers.
- "Rhenium as a Hard Chrome Replacement for Gun Tubes"
W. Garrett, A. J. Sherman (Powdermet, Inc., Euclid, OH) and Jacob J. Stiglich, Ph.D. (Advanced Materials Associates, Breckenridge, CO).
- "High-Density Infrared Cladding of Ta on Steel"
John D. K. Rivard, Craig A. Blue, David C. Harper (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN), Jacob J. Stiglich, Ph.D. (Advanced Materials Associates, Breckenridge, CO), Gautham Ramachandran (Ultramet, Pacoima, CA), and Victor K. Champagne, Jr., (Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, US Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD).
"The Use of High Density Infrared Heating for Surface Modification/Coating Processes"
J. D. K. Rivard, C. A. Blue, Ph.D. A. Sabau, E. K. Ohriner, G. M. Ludtka, T. N. Tiegs (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN), and Jacob J. Stiglich, Ph.D. (Advanced Materials Associates, Breckenridge, CO).
- "Synthesis, Atomic Structures and Electronic States of Boron Nitride Nanogage Clusters and Nanotubes"
Takeo Oku, Ichihito Narita and Atsushi Nishiwaki, Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University, Japan.