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Polyolefin-Nanocrystal Composites for Radiation Shielding

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90826
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084671
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 DOWNEY ST NORWOOD, MA 02062-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Polyolefin-Nanocrystal Composites for Radiation Shielding
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CF31P
Award Amount: $99,976.00
 

Abstract:

EIC Laboratories Inc. is proposing a lightweight multifunctional polymer/nanoparticle composite for radiation shielding during long-duration lunar missions. Isolated nanoparticles homogeneously dispersed throughout the polymer reinforce polymer matrices relative to conventional powder dispersion. This will enable the exploitation of the high hydrogen density of the polyolefin while improving the mechanical and structural properties of polymer composites used in radiation shielding. The goal of this program is to demonstrate that hydrogen dense polyolefins loaded with neutron shielding nanoparticles demonstrate improved shielding and mechanical properties relative to commercially available alternatives. In Phase I, polyolefin/nanoparticle-shielding composites will be fabricated and characterized for thermal, mechanical, and particle dispersion properties relative to commercial products.

Principal Investigator:

Jane F. Bertone
Principal Investigator
7817699450
bertone@eiclabs.com

Business Contact:

David R. Rauh
Business Official
7817699450
drauh@eiclabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EIC Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street Norwood, MA 02062

EIN/Tax ID: 042497074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No