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

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67996
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0419526
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Diamond Materials Inc.
120 Centennial Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SBIR Phase I: High Rate Synthesis of Diamond and Other Superhard Materials
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0419526
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 and polycrystalline diamond by controlled crystallization from a high purity carbon melt will be prepared and evaluated. This will substantiate the unique capabilities of the apparatus. Concurrently functionally-graded nano-TiC/WC/Co and nano-diamond/WC/Co anvil materials will be prepared. This new class of superhard/tough materials as well as the process to fabricate them at high rates will have applications including punch and die sets, wire drawing dies, forging blanks, drill bits, machine tools for example.

Principal Investigator:

Oleg Voronov
PI
9084452245
ovoronov@aol.com

Business Contact:

Gary Tompa
7328855909
gstompa@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Diamond Materials Inc
120 Centennial Avenue Piscataway, NJ 08854

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