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NOVEL TECHNIQUES FOR POLISHING DIAMOND FILMS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17354
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17354
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Modification Inc
2809-K Merrilee Drive Fairfax, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: NOVEL TECHNIQUES FOR POLISHING DIAMOND FILMS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,786.00
 

Abstract:

DIAMOND FILMS ARE CONTEMPLATED FOR USE IN OPTICAL SYSTEMS DUE TO THEIR INERT NATURE AND HENCE THEIR ABILITY TO PROTECT THE VITAL OPTICAL SYSTEMS FROM THE HARSH ENVIRONMENTS. POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND FILMS PRODUCE SCATTERING CENTERS DUE TO THE DIFFERENT IMPURITIES, GRAIN SIZES AND ORIENTATIONS THAT ARE PRODUCED BY THE DIFFERENT DEPOSITION TECHNIQUES. A NOVEL POLISHING METHOD IS PROPOSEDFOR PROVIDING SMOOTH SURFACES. THIS TECHNIQUE HAS THE CAPABILITY TO BE ADAPTED FOR CONTOURED SURFACES AND CAN ALSO BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS. PHASE I EFFORT WILL ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY; HOWEVER THE FOLLOW ON EFFORT WILL COAT LARGE COMPLEX GEOMETRIES THAT CAN BE CHARACTERIZED AND FIELD TESTED IN SEVERAL OPTICAL APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Ajay Malshe
7035601371

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Modification Inc
2929-p1 Eskridge Center Fairfax, VA 22031

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