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LASER GROWN, FLUORINATED DIAMOND FILMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15657
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15657
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Laser Science Company
1504 Illinois Ames, IA 50010
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: LASER GROWN, FLUORINATED DIAMOND FILMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE MOVING MECHANICAL ASSEMBLIES IN SPACE STRUCTURES NEED SOLID LUBRICANTS FOR EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS. FLUORINATED DIAMOND OR DIAMOND-LIKE CARBON OFFERS PROMISE BECAUSE ITS DIAMOND-LIKE CARBON PROVIDES LOW FRICTION AND FLUORINE ATOMS CAN PASSIVATE THE SURFACE LAYER. PHASE I WORK WILL DEVELOP AN INNOVATIVE PHOTOTHERMAL CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION TECHNIQUE TO SYNTHESIZE FLUORINATED DIAMOND FILMS ON SPACE BEARING MATERIAL SUBSTRATES SUCH AS 440C STAINLESS STEEL AND SIC. HALOGENATED METHANE AND FLUORINE WILL BE USED AS PRECURSOR GASES. LASER GROWN FILMS WILL BE CHARACTERIZED WITH X-RAY DIFFRACTION, RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS. FRICTION BEHAVIOR OF THESE FILMS WILL BE STUDIED AND COMPARED WITH THE CURRENTLY USED MOS2 AND POLY TETRA FLUOROETHYLENE. THE LUBRICANTS WOULD HELP SPACE TRIBOSYSTEM COMPONENTS SUCH AS MAINSHAFT BEARINGS, GIMBALS, CAGE BEARINGS, ETC. ADDITIONAL SPIN-OFFS ARE IN MICROELECTRONICS, OPTICAL AND MACHINE TOOLS.

Principal Investigator:

Bruce C Janvrin
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Laser Science Company
1504 Illinois Ames, IA 50010

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