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Nano Graphene Plate-Reinforced Polymer Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72322
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
79671S05-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
1240 McCook Ave. Dayton, OH 45404-0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Nano Graphene Plate-Reinforced Polymer Composites
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-05ER84246
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

79671S Attempts to produce Carbon Nano Tube(CNT) in large quantities have been fraught with overwhelming challenges due to poor yield, costly fabrication, and the need for the purifying processes required to make them useful in applications. This project will develop an alternative nanoscale carbon material with comparable properties that can be produced cost-effectively and in larger quantities. Phase I will experimentally demonstrate the outstanding properties of Nano-Graphene-Plate-based nanocomposites and hybrid composites that have been theoretically predicted. In particular, Phase I will (1) prepare the Nanoscale Graphene Plates (NGP); (2) fabricate NGP-bismaleimides and NGP-epoxy nanocomposites; and (3) perform modeling and characterization. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The nanocomposites should find use in aerospace, sports equipment, infrastructure, automotive, and other transportation industries, as both primary and secondary load-bearing structures. With further improvements in thermal conductivity, nanocomposites and hybrid composites also could become the choice of materials for microelectronic packaging and nano-fiber reinforcement and manufacturing.

Principal Investigator:

Wen C. Huang
Dr.
7012771772
wayne.huang@nanotekinstruments.com

Business Contact:

Wen C. Huang
Dr.
7012771772
manager@nanotekinstruments.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanotek Instruments
1214 43rd St.NW Fargo, ND 58102

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