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ADVANCED SEAL MATERIALS BY ION BEAM ENHANCED DEPOSITION

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5182
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5182
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Spire Corporation
One Patriots Park Bedford, MA 01730-2396
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ADVANCED SEAL MATERIALS BY ION BEAM ENHANCED DEPOSITION
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,831.00
 

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 EXPECTEDTO RESULT IN A NEW GENERATION OF EXOTIC COATINGS WITH SUPERIOR ADHESION, NEAR-THEORETICAL DENSITIES, VERY HIGH HARDNESS, AND, AT THE SAME TIME, CAPABLE OF BEING DEPOSITED AT LOW TEMPERATURE. SPIRE CORPORATION PROPOSES TO DEVELOP A ION BEAM ENHANCED DEPOSITION TECHNIQUE FOR CREATION OF A SUPER ADHERENT HARD COATING OF SI3N4. IN THIS APPROACH A THIN LAYER OF MATERIAL(E.G., SI) IS SPUTTERED ONTO A SURFACE AND CONCURENTLY BOMBARDED WITH A STEADY BEAM OF IONS (E.G. NITROGEN). COATINGS PRODUCED BY THIS NOVEL TECHNIQUE PROMISE SUPERIOR WEAR RESISTANCE AND ADHESION AT LOW PROCESSING TEMPERATURES THUS AVOIDING DISTORTION OF PRECISION RCE COMPONENTS.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

James K. Hirvonen
Senior Sci
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