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Investigation Of The Properties Of Tantalum And Its Alloys

Report Number: WADD TR 61-106
Author: Schmidt, Frank
Author: Klopp, William D.
Author: Maykuth, Daniel J.
Author: Ogden, Horace R.
Author: Jaffee, Robert I.
Corporate Author: Battelle Memorial Institute
Laboratory: Materials Central
Date of Publication: 1961-05
Pages: 154
Contract: Af 33(616)-5668
Project: 7351 - Metallic Materials
Task: 73512
AD Number: AD0266415

The effects of alloying on mechanical properties of tantalum have been studied. Both dispersion-strengthened and solid-solution strengthened tantalum alloys exhibit high-strength at elevated temperatures while maintaining good fabricability and excellent low-temperature ductility. Strength data to 1650 C (3000 F) are reported. The oxidation resistance of tantalum can be improved severalfold by alloying. Several alloying elements were found effective in reducing scaling and contamination up to 1400 C (2550 F). References are included.

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