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STTR Phase I: Advanced Fabrication and Development of Exchanged Coupled Magnets

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84882
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637896
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Acree Technologies Incorporated
1980 Olivera Ave Suite D Concord, CA 94520-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: STTR Phase I: Advanced Fabrication and Development of Exchanged Coupled Magnets
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637896
Award Amount: $149,994.00
 

Abstract:

The Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I Project will use an already established filtered cathodic arc deposition (FCAD) process for building precise nano-scaled structures necessary to produce high-performance exchange coupled magnets (ECM). Theoretical calculations show that that the performance for ECM magnets can be two or three times that of single phase magnets. The FCAD process proposed in this work lends itself to depositing nano-dimension multilayers with dense morphology, thereby eliminating the need for heat treatment that is often required to help densify the multilayers and to increase magnetic interaction. Furthermore, the FCAD process is capable of extremely high production rates when compared to those achieved with sputtering, e-beam evaporation or molecular beam epitaxy. The development and use of ECM will allow the performance of electric motors and actuators to be increased for a given size magnet or alternatively will allow smaller, higher performing motors and systems to be constructed.

Principal Investigator:

Michael D. McFarland
Mr
9257985770
mcfarland@acreetech.com

Business Contact:

Michael D. McFarland
PhD
9257985770
mcfarland@acreetech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATI
1900 Bates Ave. 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE Concord, CA 94520

EIN/Tax ID: 201250852
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ of Nebraska
Center for Materials Research & Analysis
Lincoln, NE 68588
Contact: David L. Sellmyer
Contact Phone: (402) 472-2407
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university