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Ultrahigh Loading of Carbon Nanotubes in Structural Resins for Advanced…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
85158
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-017-0350
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nico Technologies Corp.
401 W. Morgan Road, Ann Arbor, MI -
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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-0328
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

This project will develop a new family of composites from single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with loading equal or above 50%. A proprietary version of layer-by-layer assembly (LBL) technology will be applied to composite manufacturing of SWNTs combined with poly(ether ether ketone)(PEEK). The layers of polymer and SWNTs will be build-up on the substrate and then released to characterize the material in respect to structure, nanotube dispersion state, and mechanical properties. Using nanoscale engineering the structure of the LBL composite will be adjusted to exceed the record properties that we obtained previous for layered SWNT composites. Large scale coupons will be made using the method of fast LBL. The mechanical properties of the large scale samples will be evaluated and optimized.

Principal Investigator:

R. C. Doty
Senior Scientist
7347638768
nick@nico-technologies.com

Business Contact:

Elvira Stesikova
Research Manager
7349458131
elvira@nico-technologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NICO TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
3233 Andora Drive Ypsilanti, MI 48198

EIN/Tax ID: 352267481
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
2300 Hayward,
Chemical Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Contact: Nicholas A. Kotov
Contact Phone: (734) 763-8768
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university