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STTR Phase I: A New Process for Boride Coatings for Manufacturing Applications

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84859
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637621
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: 2007
Title: STTR Phase I: A New Process for Boride Coatings for Manufacturing Applications
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637621
Award Amount: $149,940.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is directed toward development and commercialization of a new low temperature metal-organic chemical vapor deposition technology for boride coatings. Diborides of transition metals are very attractive for their high hardness and good chemical stability, and have potentials for many applications in the manufacturing sector in United States as wear and corrosion resistant coatings. Current technologies of physical and chemical vapor deposition do not provide a viable method of good adherent boride coating at low substrate temperature. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and UES, Inc. will work together to develop single-source precursors for transition metal boride coatings for deposition at low substrate temperatures. The proposed method is cost-effective and environmentally friendly, thus enabling applications in many different industries that include cutting tools, die casting dies and inserts, transfer rolls for flat glass, component for chemical processes, armament industries such as gun tubes, automotive and aerospace.

Principal Investigator:

Rabi S. Bhattacharya
Dr
9374266900
rbhattacharya@ues.com

Business Contact:

Francis F. Williams Jr
PhD
9374266900
fwilliams@ues.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

UES, Inc
4401 DAYTON XENIA RD 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE DAYTON, OH 45432

EIN/Tax ID: 310797776
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
U of IL Urbana-Champaign
1901 South First St
Urbana, IL 61801-3015
Contact: John R. Abelson
Contact Phone: (217) 333-7258
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university