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Continuous Mullite Fibers for High Temperature Structural Ceramic Composites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
20185
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20185
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Saphikon, Inc.
33 Powers St Milford, NH 03055
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Continuous Mullite Fibers for High Temperature Structural Ceramic Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $375,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of producing Mullite (Al6Si2O13) fibers using the Saphikon Edge-defined, Film-fed Growth (EFG) process. The reactivity of mullite melts ranging from 60 to 80 mole percent will be evaluated using crystal growth components fabricated from iridium, and components with a coating of iridium. Fibers will be grown under a range of conditions and evaluated to determine tensile strength at room and elevated (2400 F) temperature. Fiber microstructure will be identified, and comparisons made after extended 2400 F exposure in air. Specimen quantities of fiber will be characterized and made available for Air Force evaluation.

Principal Investigator:

Herbert E Bates
6036735831

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Saphikon, Inc.
33 Powers Street Milford, NH 03055

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