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A Novel Approach to Impregnating Structural Resin into Carbon Nanotube (CNT)…

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Composite Technology Development, Inc.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D Suite D Lafayette, CO 80026-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: A Novel Approach to Impregnating Structural Resin into Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Assemblies to Yield Ultrahigh-Loaded Polymer Nanocomposites
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-C-0674
Award Amount: $495,415.00


The primary objective of this program is the further development of ultrahigh-loaded carbon nanotube (CNT) polymer composites as next-generation structural materials. In Phase II, Composite Technology Development, Inc. (CTD) and The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) propose significant advancements in material and process development, testing and characterization, and manufacturing toward a specific, long-term objective; the development of an engineered material that can provide for specialized reduction in weight and improvement in structural efficiency in components and structures, with a long-term goal of replacing traditional fiber reinforced composites. This program will build upon the preliminary demonstrations of Phase I, providing large scale specimens that display mechanical performance that exceeds traditional continuous fiber reinforced polymers and key demonstrations in manufacturing. At the conclusion of the Phase II Base and Option 1 program, we will have prepared 'large scale' specimens of dimensions at least as large as 4" x 4" x 1/64", length by width by thickness. Ultimately, we intend to perform a scaled demonstration of this technology in a commercial component.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Arzberger
Senior Chemist

Business Contact:

Lori Pike
Sr. Finance and Contracts
Small Business Information at Submission:

Composite Technology Development, Inc.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D Lafayette, CO 80026

EIN/Tax ID: 841086947
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The University of Texas at Dallas
NanoTech Institute and Departm
P.O. 830688, M/S: BE26
Richardson, TX 75083
Contact: Ray H. Baughman
Contact Phone: (972) 883-6538
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university