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SBIR Phase I: Powder Porcessing Routes for Making Submicron Hydrotalcite and…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
67969
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0412083
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
LNKCHEMSOLUTIONS
4701 INNOVATION DRIVE LINCOLN, NE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SBIR Phase I: Powder Porcessing Routes for Making Submicron Hydrotalcite and Zirconia-Glass Materials
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0412083
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is a feasibility study to produce two-submicron inorganic powders via solvent-free processing routes. One of the materials is the anionic clay known as hydrotalcite, which is used as an antacid and a PVC additive. The other material is a glass-zirconia composite, which is a promising candidate for making glass-ceramic dental materials. Structure-function relationships suggest that production of these two types of inorganic powders in particle sizes at or below one micron should translate into materials with improved performance over commercially available forms. For both target materials, the key advantages over current manufacturing methods are simplicity in terms of the processing steps; solvent-free manufacturing; and cost. Mechanochemical production of submicron powders should also compete favorably with more exotic syntheses leading to nanosized powders.

Principal Investigator:

Gustavo Larsen
PI
4024161811
lnkchemsolutions@netscape.net

Business Contact:

Gustavo Larsen
4024161811
lnkchemsolutions@netscape.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

LNKChemsolutions
2411 Winchester South Lincoln, NE 68512

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