TABLE 8.1-1 Advanced Materials, Second- and Third-Level Topics—Example 1 from the 2004 Solicitation

  1. Advanced Materials

    1. Environmentally benign technology

      • Improved techniques for recycling

      • Processing of recycled materials

      • Pollution prevention/avoidance processes

    1. High temperature materials

      • Metal, ceramic, and composite materials developed for high temperature applications (e.g., improved turbine blade materials/processing)

    1. Structural materials

      • Improved strength, toughness, fracture resistance, etc., materials

      • Processing and material improvements

    1. Corrosion-resistant coatings

      • Surface coatings and modifications which lead to improved corrosion resistance

      • Improvements in materials for corrosion resistance

    1. Tribological and wear-resistant coatings

      • Surface coatings and modifications which lead to improved wear resistance and/or reduced friction

      • Material improvements in tribology/wear

    1. Engineered materials

      • Improved processing and/or materials with engineering applications other than those listed above (No nanotechnology, biotechnology, or electronic materials)

      • Smart materials

      • Shape memory alloys

    1. Surface modification and thin film technology

      • Process improvements for modifying surfaces and applying thin films

      • Material improvements related to process modification that are not related to corrosion or tribology

  1. Manufacturing (also developed to a third level—but only shown to level 2)

    1. Polymer processing and rheology

    2. Casting/molding processes

    3. Machining and material removal processes

    4. Deformation processes

    5. Powder material processing

    6. Composite manufacturing processes

    7. Additive manufacturing

    8. Manufacturing process control

    9. Machine design

    10. Joining and assembly processes

    11. Nontraditional material removal processes

  1. Manufacturing systems

    1. Chemical Processes (also developed to a third level—but only shown to level 2)

    2. Separations applications

    3. Novel catalytic systems

    4. Photochemical or electrochemical applications

    5. Fluid flow applications

    6. Combustion-related processes

    7. Applications of plasma technology

    8. Thermal energy applications

    9. Reactor engineering applications

    10. Chemical technology

NOTE: The first-level topic is Advanced Materials; the second-level topics are those numbered; the third-level topics are those preceded by bullets.



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