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DUCTILE, ADHERENT CERAMIC COATINGS

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11866
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11866
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: DUCTILE, ADHERENT CERAMIC COATINGS
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $238,080.00
 

Abstract:

THIS INVESTIGATION WILL STUDY SUPERPLASTICITY OF CERAMIC COATINGS PRODUCED BY ION ASSISTED DEPOSITION, AND WILL DETERMINE THE UTILITY OF SUCH FILMS AS DUCTILE OVERCOATS ON METAL SUBSTRATES. ION ASSISTED DEPOSITION COMBINES PHYSICALVAPOR DEPOSITION OF AN EVAPORANT WITH LOW ENERGY OXYGEN OR NITROGEN ION BOMBARDMENT, YIELDING FILMS WITH EXTRAORDINARY ADHESION AND ANOMALOUSLY HIGH DUCTILITY. THIS DUCTILITY HASBEEN ATTRIBUTED TO THE EXTREMELY SMALL GRAIN SIZE CHARACTERISTIC OF ION ASSISTED DEPOSITION. THE PROPOSED WORK SEEKS TO ESTABLISH FILM GROWTH CONDITIONS WHICH WILL CONSISTENTLY DELIVER SUPERPLASTIC COATINGS, THEN TO STUDY THE UTILITY OF THESE COATINGS FOR ENHANCING THE FRACTURE TOUGHNESS OF METAL SUBSTRATES.

Principal Investigator:

James K Hirvonen
Senior Scientist
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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