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High Performance Multilayer Actuators: Templated Crystal Growth

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
35661
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
35661
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TRS Ceramics, Inc.
2820 East College Avenue State College, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: High Performance Multilayer Actuators: Templated Crystal Growth
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $98,750.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I program will address the fabrication and testing of pseudo single crystal relaxor ferroelectrics (PMN:PT) for high performance electromechanical actuators. In collaboration with Innovation Powder Technology, Inc. the crystallographic orientation of solid state grown PMN:PT will be controlled using hydrothermally synthesized perovskite PbTiO3. The use of large 5-10 micron platelets will offer the ability of in-situ templated crystal growth in monolithic and multilayer structures at the electrode interface. High performance actuators with E-field induced strains >>0.2%, high energy density, etc. are anticipated. The above process offers the ability to fabricate relatively large area, complex structures (>>1cm2) using established low-cost manufacturing concepts. The Phase I research will provide a basis for further templated crystal growth of a host of piezoelectric materials using PMN:PT and PZT platelets.

Principal Investigator:

Wesley Hackenberger
8142387485

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Trs Ceramics, Inc.
2820 E. College Avenue, Suite J State College, PA 16801

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No