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SBIR Phase I: Elastomer matrix nanocomposites reinforced with pseudoelastic…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
91128
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0944152
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: 2009
Title: SBIR Phase I: Elastomer matrix nanocomposites reinforced with pseudoelastic metal nanowires
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0944152
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to develop pseudoelastic metal nanowires to produce elastomer matrix nanocomposites which provide desired combinations of electrical conductivity, stiffness, strength, deformation capacity, and cost for various applications. The proposed Phase I research will: (i) synthesize pseudoelastic metal nanowires, and produce elastomer matrix nanocomposites; (ii) Evaluate the structure and key properties of elastomer matrix/nanowire nanocomposites; (iii) Assess the technical merits and competitive promise of the technology; and (iv) Devise and verify strategies for improving the structure and properties of nanocomposites. Pseudoelastic nanowire/elastomer matrix nanocomposites promise enhanced elastomeric constitutive behavior, high electrical conductivity (at various strains), and improved thermo-mechanical performance for use in morphing UAV skins, conductive adhesives/seals, electromagnetic shielding of mobile electronics, and electrostatic automotive painting. The nanocomposites could be designed to offer improved barrier and tribological attributes, and high levels of hydro-thermal, chemical and UV resistance for enhanced longevity in these applications.

Principal Investigator:

Anagi Balachandra
DPhil
5174859583
tchnv@aol.com

Business Contact:

Anagi Balachandra
DPhil
5174859583
tchnv@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TECHNOVA CORPORATION
3927 Dobie Road OKEMOS, MI 48864

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