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Company Information:

Name: Diamond Materials Inc.
Address: 120 Centennial Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (732) 885-0805

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,864,608.00 25
SBIR Phase II $5,105,744.00 8

Award List:

A NOVEL THIN FILM DIAMOND STRIPPER FOIL FOR TANDEM ION ACCELERATORS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr richard koba
Award Amount: $50,000.00
Abstract:
Once developed, thin film diamond stripper foils should significantly enhance performance and maintainability of doe's high energy tandem ion accelerators. such reactors are used for basic research in the study of nuclear structure and heavy-ion reactions. high energy tandem ion accelerators create… More

NOVEL IN-SITU SPECTROSCOPIC ELLIPSOMETER FOR REAL TIME ANALYSIS OF CVD DIAMOND FILMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Dr richard koba
Award Amount: $77,399.00
Abstract:
Successful diamond nucleation and growth by cvd will involve complex independent control of multiple processing variables. the proposed in-process sensor should enable real time determination of the state of the evolving diamond thin-film. furthermore, development of such a sensor would enable… More

SCALEABLE PROCESS FOR CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION OF LARGE AREA HETEROEPITAXIAL BETA-SIC ON TIC USING GASES WITH 1:1 SI:C STOICHIO

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard Koba
Award Amount: $76,152.00

SYNTHESIS OF LARGE-AREA MONOCRYSTALLINE TIC AS A SUBSTRATE FOR HETEROEPITAXIAL GROWTH OF B-SIC

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard Koba
Award Amount: $89,804.00
Abstract:
The objective of the program is to synthesize a large-area, thin-film of monocrystalline tic which is suitable as substrate for the heteroepitaxial growth of beta-sic. monocrystalline tic can be grown by chemical vapor deposition on a lattice-matched substrate. diamond materials institute inc (dmi)… More

SCALEABLE PROCESS FOR CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION OF LARGE AREA HETEROEPITAXIAL BETA-SIC ON TIC USING GASES WITH 1:1 SI:C STOICHIO

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Dr Richard Koba
Award Amount: $656,000.00
Abstract:
A process is being developed to grow heteroepitaxial beta-silicon carbide, a.k.a 3c-sic, on titanium carbide single crystals using novelsource gases. two gases are being tested in this investigation that contain silicon and carbon in a 1:1 ratio. a chemical vapor deposition (cvd) process is being… More

A DIAMOND TRANSMIT/RECEIVE SWITCH FOR RADAR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1990 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Richard Koba
Award Amount: $63,496.00
Abstract:
The purpose of this proposed program is to develop a diamond transmit/receive (t/r) switch for high power, high frequency radar systems. the diamond electronic device most likely to achieve the desired t/r switch specifications is an insulated gate field effect transistor (igfet) operated as a… More

Production of "Binderless" Diamond Compact Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Oleg Voronov
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Diamond Materials Incorporated, in partnership with Rutgers University and two large U.S. tool manufacturers, propose to develop a new class of high performance tools made from binderless compacts of polycrystalline diamond. This program will use advanced technology imported through ONR… More

Superhard Nanophase Cutter Materials for Rock Drilling Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Oleg Voronov
Award Amount: $75,000.00

SBIR PHASE I: High Pressure Sintering of Nanocrystalline Diamond Compacts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Oleg Voronov
Award Amount: $74,995.00

High Pressure High Temperature Consolidation of Carbon Nanotubes for Structural and Other Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Oleg Voronov
Award Amount: $98,764.00
Abstract:
Diamond Materials Incorporated (DMI) proposes to synthesize a new class of carbon-carbon composite, termed "Fullertubite". In conventional carbon-carbon ceramics, composite properties are controlled by the anisotropic properties of the carbon fibers. Fullertubite, synthesized from randomly… More

Superhard Nanophase Cutter Materials for Rock Drilling Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Oleg Voronov
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
40979 November 19, 1996 Diamond Materials, Inc. This project will fabricate a new class of "binderless" polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) rock cutters, in which (1) a thin piece of the PDC material is bonded to a nanophase tungsten carbon/cobalt… More

Tricontinuous Diamond WC/Co Cutting Tools for High Rate, High Precision Machining of Nonferrous Material Composites/Ceramics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Oleg Voronov
Award Amount: $100,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Oleg Voronov
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
Not Available Aerospace composites cured by electron beam(EB) are being considered for military and civilian aircraft structures because they offer significant processing and cost advantages over thermally cured materials. Epoxy resins reinforced with carbon fibers cu

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Oleg Voronov
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Oleg A. Voronov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Oleg Voronov
Award Amount: $0.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Oleg Voronov
Award Amount: $400,000.00

High Pressure Sintered Nanotubes - Fullerenes for Propulsion Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Oleg Voronov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop and demonstrate new ablation/erosion resistant carbon material for application in nanosatellite propulsion systems. Our newly invented conductive superhard, high bond strength ¿polymerized¿ fullerene materials will achieve the high ablation and erosion resistance. The new… More

SBIR Phase I: Supercell for Achieving Very High Static Pressures and Temperatures in Relatively Large Working Volumes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Oleg Voronov
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a new high pressure/high temperature (HPHT) cell for conventional hot pressing units, which will be capable of achieving very high static pressures and temperatures in relatively large working volumes. This new unit, which… More

Development of Superhard Sintered Fullerene Balls and Rollers for Bearings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Oleg A. Voronov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"We propose to make ball and roller bearings from a new superhard carbon material, called DiamoniteO. High speed bearings (~50,000-100,000 rpm) are at the heart of most high speed mechanical devices, including touchdown bearings, turbine bearings, andback-up bearings for magnetically suspended… More

Lightweight Carbon Ceramic Composites for Thermally-resistant Bearings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Oleg A. Voronov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose improvements in the high pressure sintering of fullerenes-derived carbon ceramics and composites, known as Diamonites(TM), for thermally-resistant, non-lubricated, high-temperature sliding fits and high-speed roller bearings. Our measurementsshow that the new carbon ceramics are thermally… More

Diamonite(TM)-bonded C/C Composite for Thermal Protection of Re-entry Bodies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Oleg A. Voronov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop a lightweight, heat-resistant Diamonite(TM)-bonded C/C composite for thermal protection of re-entry vehicles. Our previous work has shown that nanostructured carbon produced by pressure-assisted polymerization of mixed fullerenes creates a new high specific strength carbon… More

Development of Ultra-smooth Diamond Tooling for Machining Lightweight Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Oleg A. Voronov
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
DMI has produced functionally-graded nanostructured diamond materials that are able to machine lightweight silicon carbide optics with high precision and with minimal wear of the cutting edge. The goal of this project is to increase the tool life of a diamond cutter and to develop a technique for… More

SBIR Phase I: High Rate Synthesis of Diamond and Other Superhard Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Oleg Voronov, PI
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will further develop a prototype high pressure/high temperature apparatus, which will be capable of generating pressures of 10-30 GPa at 2000-5000C in mm3 volumes. Having realized this objective, samples of high quality single crystal… More

Development of Ultra-Smooth Diamond Tooling for Machining Lightweight Mirrors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Oleg A. Voronov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
DMI has produced functionally-graded diamond-TiC-Ti cutters for machining lightweight mirror optics, particularly those made of SiC, with high precision and with minimal wear of the cutting edge. The improved wear (relative to commercial diamond tools) is achieved by orienting diamond crystals on… More

Diamonite(TM)-Bonded C/C Composite for Thermal Protection of Re-Entry Bodies

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Oleg A. Voronov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase I of this SBIR project, DMI demonstrated the feasibility of fabricating a new class of lightweight, heat-resistant Diamonite(TM)-bonded C/C composites for thermal protection of re-entry vehicles. DMI?s nano-carbon structure is produced by pressure-assisted polymerization of mixed… More

Single-Point Diamond Crystal Tool for Precision Turning of Alumina-based Missile Domes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Oleg A. Voronov, Senior Scientist
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to optimize our functionally-graded diamond/TiC/Ti composite turning tool, with an oriented diamond crystal at its cutting tip, specifically for machining alumina-based missile domes. The material is produced by pressure-assisted sintering of a mixture of the constituent phases in a… More

High Efficiency Microchannel Diamond Heat Sinks

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Anthony Ribaudo, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $69,999.00
Abstract:
While absolute power levels in microelectronic devices are relatively modest (a few tens to a few hundred watts), heat fluxes can be significant (50 W/cm2 in current electronic chips; up to 2000 W/cm2 in semiconductor lasers). Microchannel diamond heat sinks created via microfabrication techniques… More

Gas Turbine Application of Carbon Fiber Nanocomposite with Fabric Reinforced Protective Coating

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Oleg A. Voronov, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
New carbon materials and composites with 1-10 nm crystallite sizes are low-cost, lightweight, and scalable, and have unique wear and high temperature characteristics. These materials have been incorporated in newly-developed coatings, which have been applied to gas turbine components (nozzles,… More

Non-Lubricated Diamond-Coated Bearings Reinforced by Carbon Fibers to Work in Lunar Dust

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Oleg L. Voronov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop low cost diamond composite bearings utilizing our new high pressure technology for carbon fiber reinforced 3-D C/C composites and mixtures of pitch, fullerenes and nanotubes. Functionally graded bearings will be engineered to function without lubrication and to operate in Lunar… More

Non-Lubricated Diamond-Coated Bearings Reinforced by Carbon Fibers to Work in Lunar Dust

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Oleg A. Voronov, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
In Phase I, we made prototype sliding bearings from functionally-graded, diamond-coated carbon-fiber reinforced composite. In dry-sliding experiments, the friction of the diamond-coated composites against lunar dust simulant was low and the wear was so small that it could not be detected. In… More

Diamond-Hardfaced WC/Co-Cr Nanocomposites for Extended Service Life of Pump Bearings in Geothermal Wells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Oleg A. Voronov, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Renewable energy sources include electrical generators driven by steam from geothermal sources. Submersible pumps with extended service lives are required to improve the economics of today¿s geothermal systems. A major problem is corrosive wear experienced by the pump bearings, when the lubricating… More

Diamond-Hardfaced WC/Co-Cr Nanocomposites for Extended Service Life of Pump Bearings in Geothermal Wells

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Oleg A. Voronov, Dr.
Award Amount: $749,744.00
Abstract:
Renewable energy sources include electrical generators driven by steam from geothermal wells. To exploit this resource, submersible pumps with extended service lives are required to improve the economics of today¿s geothermal systems. A major problem is corrosive wear experienced by the pump… More