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THE SYNTHESIS OF NEW METASTABLE ULTRAHARD MATERIALS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7717
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7717
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fusion Inc
Po Box 1567 Ann Arbor, MI 48106
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: THE SYNTHESIS OF NEW METASTABLE ULTRAHARD MATERIALS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE HARDEST MATERIALS AVAILABLE TODAY ARE DIAMOND AND CUBIC BORON NITRIDE. BOTH OF THESE MATERIALS EXIST AS METASTABLE PHASES THAT CAN BE SYNTHETICALLY PRODUCED FROM MUCH SOFTER AND CHEAPER STARTING MATERIALS SUCH AS GRAPHITE. ONE OF THETECHNIQUES FOR PRODUCING SYNTHETIC DIAMOND OR CUBIC BORON NITRIDE IS SHOCK-WAVE PROCESSING AT PRESSURES IN THE 10-200 GPA RANGE. THEORETICAL ARGUMENTS SUGGEST THAT OTHER,AS YET UNSYNTHESIZED, ULTRAHARD MATERIALS MAY ALSO BE RECOVERABLE IN METASTABLE PHASES. THIS PROJECT WILL USE SHOCK PROCESSING OF SEVERAL NEW STARTING MATERIALS IN AN ATTEMPT TO RECOVER NEW ULTRAHARD COMPOUNDS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr thomas p o'holleran
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Business Contact:

Robert F Mccarthy
3137698500
Small Business Information at Submission:

Fusion Inc
Po Box 1567 Ann Arbor, MI 48106

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