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ENHANCED DEPOSITION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
3457
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3457
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: ENHANCED DEPOSITION
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

EFFECTIVE SOLID LUBRICANTS (E.E., M0S2) REQUIRE (1) STRONG LUBRICANT FILM-TO-SUBSTRATE ADHERENCE AND (2) LOW SHEAR STRENGTHS WITHIN THE SOLID LUBRICANT MATERIAL. THE TRIBOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF SUCH FILMS ARE STRONGLY DEPENDENT ON THE STOICHIOMETRY AND STRUCTURE OF THE FLIMS WHICH IN TURN ARE HIGHLY SENSITIVE TO DEPOSITION CONDITIONS AND SUBSTRATE TEMPERATURE AND TOPAGRAPHY. PRESENT DEPOSITION TGECHNIQUES (E.G., RF SPUTTERING) ARE LIMITED IN THE THICKNESS OF SOLID LUBRICANTS (E.G., M0S2) THAT SHOW THEDESIRED CRYSTAL STRUCTURE. THE USE OF SIMULTANEOUS THIN FILMM DEPOSITION AND ION BOMBARDMENT IS PROPOSED TO EXTEND CONTROL OF THE FILM GROWTH AND ITS STRUCTURE TO ARBITRARILY THICK COATINGS OF SELECTED FILMS (M0S2 AND WSE2) WHILE ENSURING SUPERIOR THIN FILMS SUBSTRATE ADHESION.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. james hirvonen
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
6172756000

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Spire Corp
Patriots Park Bedford, MA 01730

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