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Hydrogenated Nanotubes for Ultra-lightweight, Radiation hardened Thin Composites

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56638
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
013704
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756-9237
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Hydrogenated Nanotubes for Ultra-lightweight, Radiation hardened Thin Composites
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS8-01159
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

The discovery of multiwalled (MWNT) and singlewall (SWNT) carbon nanotubes with their unique structure, electronic and mechanical properties has the potential of creating novel and advanced composite materials. The carbon nanotubes, which are, formed of seamless graphene layers, represent the ideal carbon fiber with Young's moduli that are orders of magnitude higher than other reinforcement materials. This nanoreinforcement can potentially provide the revolutionary advances in ultra-lightweight structures and materials technology required for the broad range of components required for future NASA missions. It proposed to develop nanoreinforcement based on hydrogenated SWNT. The SWNT reinforcement can potentially produce extremely strong ultra-lightweight thin film composites, and the hydrogen in the SWNT will impart unique radiation shielding properties to the composites.

Principal Investigator:

Raouf O. Loutfy
Principal Investigator
5205741980
rloutfy@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

Dr. J C Withers
CEO
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