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SYNTHESIS OF ULTRAHIGH PURITY SUBMICRON BORON CARBIDE POWDERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
3608
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3608
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED REFRACTORY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
699 Hertel Ave., Suite 290 Buffalo, NY 14207
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: SYNTHESIS OF ULTRAHIGH PURITY SUBMICRON BORON CARBIDE POWDERS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $396,000.00
 

Abstract:

MATERIALS FOR SPACECRAFT STRUCTURES ARE REQUIRED WHICH POSSESS HIGH STIFFNESS TO WEIGHT RATIOS, ALONG WITH CHEMICAL AND DIMENSIONAL STABILITY IN SPACE ENVIRONMENTS. B(4)C HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATIOS AND CAN BE FABRICATED INTO DENSE BODIES. OPTIMAL COMPOMENT PERFORMANCE WILL LIKELY REQUIRED AN IMPROVED B(4)C POWDER WHICH IS NOT AVAILABLE COMMERCIALLY NOW. A PROPRIETARY HIGH TEMPERATURE REACTOR HAS BEEN OPERATED WHICH CAN PRODUCE ULTRAHIGH PURITY, SUBMICRON POWDERS. APPLICATION OF THIS REACTOR TECHNOLOGY TO THE SYNTHESIS OF B(4)C POWDERS SHOULD RESULT IN IMPROVED MATERIALS - BOTH CERAMICS AND COMPOSITES - FOR SPACE STRUCTURES.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Peter Shaffer
7168754091

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Refractory Technologi
699 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14207

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