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SBIR Phase II: High Performance Lead-Free Piezoelectric Ceramics

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62833
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0232873
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NexTech Materials
404 Enterprise Drive Lewis Center, OH 43035-9423
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: SBIR Phase II: High Performance Lead-Free Piezoelectric Ceramics
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0349673
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project proposes to focus on the formation of grain-oriented (textured) lead-free piezoelectric and dielectric ceramics for various electroceramic and transducer applications. The overall objective of this project will be to produce lead-free ceramics with high piezoelectric performance, and demonstrate that these materials can be used in existing actuator/transducer designs, especially for applications currently using lead-based ceramics. The broader impacts will be the elimination of lead-based compositions, such as lead zirconate titanate (PZT), there are no commercially available lead-free compositions that possess comparable properties to PZT. Beyond the commercial effect, lead is known to be toxic, so commercial products containing lead present serious health and environmental hazards at both a local and global level. Therefore, there is a substantial need for a high performance, lead-free piezoelectric ceramic with properties comparable to lead-based compositions in order to sustain the growth of piezoelectric transducers and sensor market, while meeting the many environmental and health needs.

Principal Investigator:

Edward Sabolsky
PI
6148426606
sabolsky@nextechmaterials.com

Business Contact:

William Dawson
6148426606
dawson@nextechmaterials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NexTech Materials Ltd
404 Enterprise Dr Lewis Center, OH 43035

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