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Low Cost Fabrication of Diamond Films Using Combustion CVD

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Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Program Year/Program:
2002 / STTR
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Small Business Information
nGimat Co.
1824 Willow Trail Parkway Norcross, GA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Low Cost Fabrication of Diamond Films Using Combustion CVD
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: F33615-02-M-2297
Award Amount: $70,000.00


"Diamond represents a multimillion market due to its unique combination of superior thermal, electronic, optical, dielectric, chemical, and mechanical properties. However its applications are far from fully developed. One of the hurdles is the lack of asuitable technique to make high quality diamond with low cost comparable to that of other materials in various application areas. MicroCoating Technologies (MCT) proposes to synthesize thin film diamond at lower cost utilizing its proprietary Nanomisertechnology and Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition (CCVD) process, and expertise in thin film deposition targeting applications in thermal management and electronics. Professor Zlatko Sitar at North Carolina State University, an expert in heteroepitaxialgrowth of diamond thin films, will collaborate with MCT on this Phase I effort. This novel concept, if successful, will result in a low cost, high quality platform for enormous electronic devices, enabling its widespread commercial and military uses.Envisioned applications include, but not limited to, field emission displays, electronic packaging, thermal management, super capacitors, IR windows, piezoresistive sensors, gas sensors, and surface acoustic wave devices."

Principal Investigator:

Zhiyong Zhao
Sr. Research Scientist

Business Contact:

David L. Motley
Executive VP, Marketing
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Microcoating Technologies, Inc.
5315 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30341

EIN/Tax ID: 582089229
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
North Carolina State University
Dep. of Matls Science & Eng., 1001 Capability Dr., Box 7919
Raleigh, NC 27695
Contact: Zlatko Sitar
Contact Phone: (919) 515-8637
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university