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Ionic Liquids: Novel Lubrication for Air and Space

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67948
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-018-0169
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SURFACES RESEARCH & APPLICATIONS, INCO
8330 Melrose Drive Lenexa, KS 66214-1630
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Ionic Liquids: Novel Lubrication for Air and Space
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0001
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The team of Surfaces Research and the University of Florida proposes to study novel ionic liquids as lubricants for space mechanisms, MEMS devices, and electrical contacts. Ionic liquids offer unique properties of great interest to the U.S. Air Force, including ultra-low vapor pressures, extremely low friction, and electrical conductivity. We propose fundamental materials interaction, surface chemical and microtribological studies for assessment of these novel substances. Because they have numerous chemical structures, careful assessment and selections in the present program will be performed to optimize them for maximum tribological utilization

Principal Investigator:

Barbara J. Kinzig
President/CEO
9135411221
bkatsr@surfacesresearch.com

Business Contact:

Barbara J. Kinzig
President/CEO
9135411221
bkatsr@surfacesresearch.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SURFACES RESEARCH & APPLICATIONS, INC.
8330 Melrose Drive Lenexa, KS 66214

EIN/Tax ID: 481040140
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Florida
Dept. of Mech. & Aerospace Eng, Bldg. 183, Room 002
Gainesville, FL 32611
Contact: W. G. Sawyer
Contact Phone: (352) 392-8488
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university