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SELF-LUBRICATING DIAMOND-LIKE COATINGS BY A SIMULTANEOUS SPUTTER DEPOSITION/ION…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
2126
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2126
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SPIRE CORPORATION
1 PATRIOTS PARK BEDFORD, MA 01730-2396
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: SELF-LUBRICATING DIAMOND-LIKE COATINGS BY A SIMULTANEOUS SPUTTER DEPOSITION/ION IMPLANTATION PROCESS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE USE OF ION BEAMS AS A MEANS OF ENHANCING THE PROPERTIES OF DEPOSITED THIN FILMS HAS ATTRACTED CONSIDERABLE INTEREST IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF ENERGETICALLY-ENHANCED ION DEPOSITION TECHNIQUES IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN A NEW GENERATION OF EXOTIC COATINGS WITH NEAR-THEORETICAL DENSITIES, VERY HIGH HARDNESS, AND, AT THE SAME TIME, A CAPACITY OF SELF-LUBRICATION. SPIRE CORPORATION PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A SIMULTANEOUS SPUTTER-COATING ION IMPLANTATION TECHNIQUE FOR CREATION OF DIAMOND-LIKE THIN FILMS WITH EXCELLENT ADHESION AND PARAMETERS CLOSE TO THOSE OF THE BULK MATERIAL. IN THIS APPROACH A THIN LAYER OF MATERIAL (FOR EXAMPLE, BORON), IS ION-SPUTTERED ONTO A SURFACE THAT IS CONCURRENTLY IMPLANTED WITH A STEADY BEAM OF IONS (FOR EXPAMPLE, NITROGEN). THE COATINGS SYNTHESIZED BY THIS TECHNIQUE (FOR EXAMPLE, I-BN) ARE EXPECTED TO BE HARD AND WEAR-RESISTANT BUT TO TRANSFORM TO A SELF-LUBRICATING FORM UNDER LOAD. THIS NOVEL TECHNIQUE IS EXPECTED TO BE USEFUL FOR DEPOSITION OF DIAMOND-LIKE COATINGS SUCH AS I-CARBON AND I-BORON NITRIDE, AND ALOS SUCH REFRACTORY MATERIAS AD B4C, TIN, TIC AND TIB2.

Principal Investigator:

Piran Sioshansi
6172756000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spire Corp.
Patriots Park Bedford, MA 01730

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