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Novel Nitrogen-doped Boron Nanotubes/Nanofibers

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97873
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-044-1372
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-044
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CarboMet LLC
18 Erskine Drive Morristown, NJ -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Novel Nitrogen-doped Boron Nanotubes/Nanofibers
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0018
Award Amount: $69,880.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase I effort a scaled up synthesis of nitrogen-doped boron nanotubes (BNTs) and boron nanofibers (BNFs) will be developed which will be optimized by a design-of-experiment approach during Phase II. Characterization of the BNTs/BNFs by scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy together with electron energy loss spectroscopy to determine the tube/fiber diameters, chemical structure and composition will be conducted and a characterization protocol developed. The heat of sublimation of the BNTs/BNFs will be determined by thermal techniques. Initial formulation preparation and propellant testing will be conducted at US Army facilities followed by measurements on gun barrel samples to detect and determine the thickness and friction properties of the boron and boron nitride coatings formed. Thicknesses will be measured by Rutherford Backscattering and friction will be determined by atomic force microscopy.

Principal Investigator:

Shiunchin C. Wang
Senior Scientist
9175492013
wang@carbomet.com

Business Contact:

Zafar Iqbal
President
9734763404
iqbal@carbomet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CarboMet LLC
18 Erskine Drive Morristown, NJ 07960

EIN/Tax ID: 262714592
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No