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Functionalized Double-Walled Nanotubes for High Performance Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77917
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-031-0515
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Functionalized Double-Walled Nanotubes for High Performance Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-08-C-0590
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

Based on Phase I results that have shown the feasibility of creating exceptionally strong polymer matrix composites (PMCs) reinforced by MER's as-produced double walled carbon nanotubes (DWNTs), the Phase II program will be focused on optimizing the chemical vapor deposition synthesis of DWNTs, modifying the surface of nanotubes for chemical compatibility with a particular polymer matrix and optimizing the fabrication of PMCs aimed at further improvement of mechanical properties. The state of the tube surface will be characterized in detail and possibilities for covalent linking to the matrix explored for developing ultimate strong interface and eventually composites with highly competitive properties. The innovative techniques for manufacturing DWNT mats and their incorporation into polymer matrixes of interest will be further refined to obtain laminated PMCs with high nanotube load and mechanically isotropic properties for producing commercially viable structural nanocomposites.

Principal Investigator:

Raouf O. Loutfy
President
5205741980
rloutfy@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

James C. Withers
C.E.O.
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
NEW MEXICO INST. OF MINING & TECH.
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801
Contact: Bhaskar S. Majumdar
Contact Phone: (505) 835-5152
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university