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Innovative Structural Joining Concepts and Analysis Techniques

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
78846
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-234-3585
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technova Corporation
3927 Dobie Road Okemos, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Innovative Structural Joining Concepts and Analysis Techniques
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-M-3632
Award Amount: $99,992.00
 

Abstract:

A new joining principle is proposed where a massive number of physical and mechanical bonds between responsive nanostructured constituents bridge the (rough) joining surfaces. Recent advances in nanostructured materials, linked supramolecular systems and directed self-assembly techniques provide the technological basis for developemnt of the proposed joining mechanism. The new joining principle has been inspired by the formation of double-helices (e.g., DNA) in nature, where a massive number of physical (hydrogen) bonds provide for strong adherence of the two nanohelices. Our approach employs the directed self-assembly technique to deposit functional nanohelices as aligned, compact and well-adhered deposits onto surfaces. External stimuli will be used to engage the nanohelices on opposite surfaces, generating a massive number of physical and mechanical bonds for effective joining of the two surfaces. The proposed Phase I research will validate the double-helix joining concept through development, characterization and preliminary modeling of double-helix joints between selected composite surfaces.

Principal Investigator:

Anagi Balachandra
Project Manager
5174859583
tchnv@aol.com

Business Contact:

Farangis Jamzadeh
Vice President
5174859583
nvnco@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOVA CORP.
1232 Mizzen Drive Okemos, MI 48864

EIN/Tax ID: 383591989
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No