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STTR Phase I: Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Inclusion for Thermal Conductivity…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80158
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0611363
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Thies Technology
921 American Pacific Dr. Ste 309 Henderson, NV 89014-7902
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: STTR Phase I: Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Inclusion for Thermal Conductivity Enhancement of Microencapsulated Phase Change Material Slurry
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0611363
Award Amount: $99,943.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project investigates the commercial and technical feasibility of a new microencapsulation process capable of incorporating multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) into microcapsules containing a phase change material (PCM). The main objective is to take advantage of MWCNT exceptional thermal properties to enhance the thermal performance microencapsulated phase change material slurry. The proposed microencapsulation process will produce microcapsule made of epoxy, a suitable paraffin and MWCNTs. The MPCM thermal conductivity will be increased by incorporating MWCNTs which have shown to increase the thermal conductivity of water and other liquids by as much as 38% at very small concentration. The proposed microencapsulation method will have a lasting impact on the entire heat transfer industry. Successful commercialization of the proposed concept will find applications in biomedical, aerospace, homeland security, and energy generation.

Principal Investigator:

Curt Thies
Dr
7025678206
Thiesman@aol.com

Business Contact:

Curtis Thies
7025678206
Thiesman@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Thies Technology
921 American Pacific Drive Henderson, NV 89014

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
TX Engineering Exp Sta
TEES State Headquarters Bldg 3000 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843
Contact: Jorge L. Alvarado
Contact Phone: (979) 862-1696
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university