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SBIR Phase I: Polymer Alloy Seal

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84619
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637751
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Kubota Research Associates
100 Hobson Drive Hockessin, DE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: SBIR Phase I: Polymer Alloy Seal
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637751
Award Amount: $92,950.00
 

Abstract:

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will develop a polymer alloy material and sealing process using high-speed near-infrared radiation welding, to form a waterproof bond in the assembly of proton exchange membrane and direct methanol fuel cells. A key objective of the proposed work is to screen candidate polymers to formulate alloy seals with maximum sealing bonding strength and optimum resistance to chemical and mechanical degradation. The proposed sealing material and welding process will provide a path for new high efficiency fuel cell manufacturing technology. The proposed technology will provide the flexibility to weld alloy seals at needed locations to produce a unitized fuel cell structure; thereby, reducing the number of individual components and assembly steps, increasing quality and reducing costs. Additionally, the infrared welding process will lend itself to high speed automated manufacturing.

Principal Investigator:

John W. Long
PhD
3022358048
long@kubotaresearch.com

Business Contact:

John W. Long
PhD
3022358048
long@kubotaresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Kubota Research Associates, Inc.
100 HOBSON DR #218 HOCKESSIN, DE 19707

EIN/Tax ID: 510400150
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No