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Development and Fabrication of Highly Conductive High Aspect Ratio Nanoflakes…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87037
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-121-0730
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NANODYNAMICS, INC.
901 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14203-4203
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Development and Fabrication of Highly Conductive High Aspect Ratio Nanoflakes for Infrared Obscurant Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911SR-08-C-0010
Award Amount: $69,998.00
 

Abstract:

Infrared obscurants are commonly used to screen soldiers and assets from enemy threat. In order to improve this countermeasure, materials superior to currently used brass and graphite flakes are required. Nano-thick metallic flakes have recently been demonstrated to achieve superior performance in terms of mass extinction, which likely will lead to a higher Figure of Merit defined by the U.S. Army. Similar metallic flakes are made at tonnage scales for demanding applications such as Electronics. The proposed SBIR project will be executed by experienced metallic flake scientists, Gregory Berube of NanoDynamics and Dr. Dan Goia at Clarkson University. A metallic flake will be developed leading to a Figure of Merit of at least four using a process allowing for easy scalability to manufacturing scale. In design of the flake, consideration will be taken toward not only selecting the right metal system, but also an organic system that allows for environmental stability of the flake while maximizing fill factor and dissemination yield. Then, the Candidate Flake will be demonstrated at a scale of at least 500 grams at a pilot plant scale while maintaining a high Figure of Merit. This pilot material will be validated by the Army through chamber testing.

Principal Investigator:

Gregory M. Berube
Materials Development Manager
7168534900
gberube@nanodynamics.com

Business Contact:

Keith Blakely
CEO
7168534900
kblakely@nanodynamics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANODYNAMICS, INC.
901 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14203

EIN/Tax ID: 412048510
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No