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SURFACE HARDENING OF POLYMERIC COMPOSITES BY HIGH ENERGY ION IRRADIATION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
27223
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
27223
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
UES, Inc.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road Dayton, OH 45432-1894
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: SURFACE HARDENING OF POLYMERIC COMPOSITES BY HIGH ENERGY ION IRRADIATION
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,769.00
 

Abstract:

THE RECENT MAJOR ADVANCES IN SURFACE HARDENING OF POLYMERS BY ION IRRADIATION OPENED UP THE OPPORTUNITY FOR REPLACING MANY CURRENT PARTS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY. THERE ARE MANY GEAR APPLICATIONS WHERE THE USE OF POLYMERS IS DESIRABLE FROM THE STANDPOINT OF NOISE, COST, AND/OR WEIGHT REDUCTION. HOWEVER, POLYMERS TEND NOT TO DO WELL IN WEAR AND FRICTION APPLICATIONS BECAUSE OF THEIR LOW HARDNESS COMPARED TO STEELS OR OTHER METALS SUITABLE FOR GEAR APPLICATIONS. HIGH ENERGY (MEV) ION IMPLANTATION HAS BEEN SHOWN TO IMPROVE THE HARDNESS OF MANY POLYMERS QUITE SIGNIFICANTLY. SURFACES OF SOME POLYMERS BECAME HARDER THAN THAT OF STEEL AFTER ION IRRADIATION. IN PHASE I, IONS AT ENERGIES IN THE RANGE 2-6 MEV WILL BE IMPLANTED INTO SIX DIFFERENT GLASS REINFORCED POLYMRES CONSIDERED FOR SMALL GEAR APPLICATIONS IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY. THE IMPLANTED MATERIALS WILL BE CHARACTERIZED FOR SURFACE HARDNESS, STATIC AND DYNAMIC FRICTION COEFFICIENTS, AND WEAR COEFFICIENTS. THE RESULTS WILL BE ANALYZED WITH RESPECT TO THE NEEDS FOR AUTOMOTIVE GEAR APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Rabi S Bhattacharya
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ues Inc.
4401 Dayton-xenia Rd Dayton, OH 45432

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