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Ultrahigh Loading of Carbon Nanotubes in Structural Resins for Advanced…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
85160
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-017-0381
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NanoMech, Inc.
534 W RESEARCH CENTER BLVD FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72701-6534
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Ultrahigh Loading of Carbon Nanotubes in Structural Resins for Advanced Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-08-M-0327
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

High-loading carbon nanotubes (CNTs)-based composites have found considerable application potentials in military. A key area of interest to Navy is unmanned vehicles that include air, ground, and sea platforms. However, the challenges in dispersing CNTs hind the development of such a composite in great demand. In this STTR phase I, NanoMech in partnering with Rutgers University proposes a novel approach to address the challenges. This approach starts with low-energy mechanical mixing process for uniformly combining CNTs and epoxy resin, followed by a proprietary spraying process, for deveoping a high-performance nanocomposite with at least 10 weight % CNTs. The main objective of this work is to demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating nanocomposite with high percentage of CNTs (>10%). In addition, NanoMech team will develop the required techniques to quantify the volume or mass of CNTs, and examine the uniformity of CNTs distribution in the composite, and understand the basics on the change of reheological properties in CNTs dispersion or mixing. Based on successful demonstration of the feasibility in Phase I, NanoMech team will optimize the process, develop the quality control criteria and explore the scale-up of the manufacturing process for its repeatability, reproducibility, and durability for mass production in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Bhavin Parekh
Senior Engineer
4795276826
bhavin.parekh@nanomech.biz

Business Contact:

Calvin Goforth
President
4795712592
calvin.goforth@nanomech.biz
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANOMECH, LLC
535 W Research Blvd Suite 135, M/S 100 Fayetteville, AR 72701

EIN/Tax ID: 113682212
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
RUTGERS
3 Rutgers Plaza
New Brunswick, NJ 8901
Contact: William Adams
Contact Phone: (732) 932-0115
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university