Nanostructured Ultrahydrophobic Anti-corrosion Coatings
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
nGimat Co. proposes to utilize the NanoSpray/Combustion CVD process for the development and production of high performance ultrahydrophobic anti-corrosion coatings for military structures. The ultrahydrophobic coatings will be based in part on the ultrahydrophobic nature of the lotus leaf, but with a focus on improving durability to a level not previously seen in nature or coatings developed by other technologies. Specifically, the flexibility of nGimat's Combustion CVD process will enable the development of thin film microstructures, architectures, and compositions that provide improved abrasion resistance, weatherability, and corrosion resistance without compromising the ultrahydrophobic nature. Once the desired performance has been achieved (Phase I), the inherent sustainability (scalability, low-cost) of the Combustion CVD process will be demonstrated through the production of low cost, high performance coatings for a wide variety of military products.
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Senior Research Scientist
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