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New Rare Earth Free High Performance Permanent Magnets with High Energy Product…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O12B-T06-1003
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD12-T06
Solicitation Number:
2012.B
Small Business Information
Electron Energy Corporation
924 Links Avenue Landisville, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: New Rare Earth Free High Performance Permanent Magnets with High Energy Product and Mechanical Strength
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA9550-13-C-0037
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Recently, the availability of the high performance rare earth based magnets (Nd-Fe-B and Sm-Co) was jeopardized due to the Chinese monopoly of rare earth production, which undermines our national security and competitiveness in the defense and clean energy sectors and creates a strategic vulnerability for the United States. This STTR proposal aims at developing the next generation of rare earth free permanent magnets with high magnetic performance, thermal stability and mechanical strength. The effort will focus on the development of new Mn-based magnets under two forms: (i) new ternary Mn-Bi-X single phase and (ii) nanocomposites of the newly developed Mn-Bi-X and Fe or FeCo. The research will be a conjugated effort encompassing crystal structure prediction and experimental work based on equilibrium and non-equilibrium synthesis approaches. The new single phase Mn-Bi-X magnets, are anticipated to provide (BH)max of at least 17 MGOe, higher than the current state of the art Alnico (10 MGOe) while the new nanocomposite Mn-Bi-X / Fe (FeCo) magnets can provide (BH)max ~ 70 MGOe at 177C which exceeds the current state of the art Nd-Fe-B magnets (52 MGOe) at room temperature.

Principal Investigator:

Jinfang Liu
VP of Operations and Engineering
(717) 898-2294
jfl@electronenergy.com

Business Contact:

Peter Dent
VP of Business Development
(717) 898-2294
pcd@electronenergy.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Electron Energy Corporation
924 Links Avenue Landisville, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 231738380
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Stony Brook University
Research Foundation of SUNY
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3362
Contact: Lydia Chabza
Contact Phone: (631) 632-4849