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Low Cost Al/Diamond Composites for Thermal Management Applications

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56658
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
013817
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (MER) Corp.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756-9237
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Low Cost Al/Diamond Composites for Thermal Management Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS5-02123
Award Amount: $600,000.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase I, MER has demonstrated low cost diamond/Al and diamond/Mg composites, which have the highest thermal conductivity of any known isotropic composite available today (>640 W/m/K), with low CTE (<7.5 p.p.m/K) for compatibility with GaAs and Si devices in electronics applications. The Phase II effort is focused on confirming low cost fabrication and processing of diamond/Al composites into useful forms including rolling of thin sheet (0.05 thick) and sheet joining for space radiators and building power electronic devices, using vapor deposition techniques for adherent dielectric layers with laser micro-machining and metallization techniques for 3-D devices.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Sion Pickard
Principal Investigator
5205741980
mercorp@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

Dr. Withers
Business Official
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials & Electrochemical Research Cor
7960 S. Kolb Road Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No