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SOL-GEL COATING FOR PROTECTION OF IMPLANT DEVICES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
16779
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
16779
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TPL, Inc.
3921 Academy Parkway North, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109-4416
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: SOL-GEL COATING FOR PROTECTION OF IMPLANT DEVICES
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $46,512.00
 

Abstract:

THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SOL-GEL DERIVED, CERAMIC-LIKE COATING FOR THE HERMETIC PROTECTION OF MICROELECTRONIC IMPLANT DEVICES. OUR PHASE I OBJECTIVE IS TO EVALUATE ANOMALOUSLY LOW SURFACE AREA A12O3/SIO2 COMPOSITION FOR THIS APPLICATION. SPECIFIC AIMS ARE TO DETERMINE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF COATING AS A FUNCTION OF SOL-GEL PROCESSING CONDITIONS, TO DEMONSTRATE ACCEPTABLE HERMETICITY PROPERTIES FOR LONG LIFE APPLICATIONS, TO DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO ADHERE THE COATING TO A VARIETY OF SUBSTRATES THROUGH A REACTIVE CHEMISTRY TECHNOLOGY, AND TO DEMONSTRATE THE POTENTIAL TO SOLVE ONE CRITICAL HERMETIC PROTECTION PROBLEM. AS THE ESTABLISHED METHODOLOGY FOR THE PREPARATION OF LOW SURFACE AREA, SOL-GEL COATINGS WILL BE EMPLOYED. CHARACTERIZATION AS A FUNCTION OF CHEMICAL COMPOSITION WILL INCLUDE HELIUM DISPLACEMENT DENSITY, NITROGEN SPECIFIC SURFACE AREA, NMR AND MERCURY INTRUSION PORE SIZE, AND SEM/TEM. DIFFUSION TO WATER VAPOR WILL BE DETERMINED. PULL-OFF TESTS WILL EVALUATE ADHERENCE. INTERDIGITATED FINGER MEASUREMENTS WILL BE A PRACTICAL EXAMPLE. A LOW SURFACE AREA CERAMIC COATING AND REACTIVE ADHERENCE TECHNOLOGIES ARE BOTH INNOVATIONS. SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT WILL ENHANCE THE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE A LONG LIFE MICROELECTRONIC IMPLANT DEVICE CAPABILITY. THE GOAL OF THIS PROJECT IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SOL-GEL DERIVED, CERAMIC-LIKE COATING FOR THE HERMETIC PROTECTION OF MICROELECTRONIC IMPLANT DEVICES. OUR PHASE I OBJECTIVE IS TO EVALUATE ANOMALOUSLY LOW SURFACE AREA A12O3/SIO2 COMPOSITION FOR THIS APPLICATION. SPECIFIC AIMS ARE TO DETERMINE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF COATING AS A FUNCTION OF SOL-GEL PROCESSING CONDITIONS, TO DEMONSTRATE ACCEPTABLE HERMETICITY PROPERTIES FOR LONG LIFE APPLICATIONS, TO DEMONSTRATE THE ABILITY TO ADHERE THE COATING TO A VARIETY OF SUBSTRATES THROUGH A REACTIVE CHEMISTRY TECHNOLOGY, AND TO DEMONSTRATE THE POTENTIAL TO SOLVE ONE CRITICAL HERMETIC PROTECTION PROBLEM. AS THE ESTABLISHED METHODOLOGY FOR THE PREPARATION OF LOW SURFACE AREA, SOL-GEL COATINGS WILL BE EMPLOYED. CHARACTERIZATION AS A FUNCTION OF CHEMICAL COMPOSITION WILL INCLUDE HELIUM DISPLACEMENT DENSITY, NITROGEN SPECIFIC SURFACE AREA, NMR AND MERCURY INTRUSION PORE SIZE, AND SEM/TEM. DIFFUSION TO WATER VAPOR WILL BE DETERMINED. PULL-OFF TESTS WILL EVALUATE ADHERENCE. INTERDIGITATED FINGER MEASUREMENTS WILL BE A PRACTICAL EXAMPLE. A LOW SURFACE AREA CERAMIC COATING AND REACTIVE ADHERENCE TECHNOLOGIES ARE BOTH INNOVATIONS. SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT WILL ENHANCE THE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE A LONG LIFE MICROELECTRONIC IMPLANT DEVICE CAPABILITY.

Principal Investigator:

Harold Stoller
5053455668

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tpl Inc
3754 Hawkins Ne Albuquerque, NM 87109

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