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DIAMOND COMPOSITES FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27540
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27540
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: 1994
Title: DIAMOND COMPOSITES FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $64,998.00
 

Abstract:

THE HIGH PRESSURE/HIGH TEMPERATURE (HP/HT) METHOD IS, AT PRESENT, THE ONLY VIABLE PROCEDURE FOR PRODUCING DIAMOND GRIT FOR USE IN VARIOUS APPLICATIONS INVOLVING GRINDING/ABRASIVE WHEELS. DIAMOND POWDERS PRODUCED BY THIS METHOD ARE MODERATELY EXPENSIVE AND ARE NOT ECONOMICAL (50-70 CENTS/CARAT) FOR USE IN APPLICATIONS INVOLVING THERMAL MANAGEMENT DEVICES, WEAR RESISTANT SURFACES, AND CUTTING/DRILLING TOOLS. IF DIAMOND COATED POWDERS COULD BE PRODUCED ECONOMICALLY (10-20 CENTS/CARAT), THEY WOULD OFFER LARGE OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW APPLICATIONS AS COST WOULD BE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED. A SIGNIFICANT INNOVATION IN THE DIAMOND COATING OF POWDERS IS BEING DEVELOPED BY USING FLUIDIZED BED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (CVD) TECHNOLOGY. THE DIAMOND COATED POWDERS CAN BE SUBSEQUENTLY COMPACTED TO SHEETS OR SHAPED PARTS. RESEARCHERS ARE CONCENTRATING ON PRODUCTION OF THE DIAMOND COATED POWDERS, COMPACTION, AND MEASUREMENT OF THE PROPERTIES.

Principal Investigator:

T S Sudarshan
7035601370

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials Modification Inc.
2929-pl Eskridge Rd Fairfax, VA 22031

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