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Diamond-like Nanocomposites as Wear Resistant, Low Friction Coatings for…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
36152
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
36152
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Diamond-like Nanocomposites as Wear Resistant, Low Friction Coatings for Cryogenic Coolers
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,876.00
 

Abstract:

A new class of thin film coating materials, diamond-like nanocomposites (DLN) have been developed. These materials have a combination of properties making them an excellent choice for use as wear resistant coatings on mechanical cryogenic coolers for space applications. In particular, the reliability and maintainability of conventional mechanical coolers could be enhanced by engineering the surface of moving mechanical parts with a friction reducing layer. DLN has a very low coefficient of friction, high hardness, and high endurance. The coatings have low stress and have excellent adhesion to most surfaces. They are not subject to outgassing, and are atomic oxygen resistant. They are durable to very low temperatures (<100K), and are stable at temperatures up to 1600K in non-oxidizing environments. The coating's tribological properties have been successfully demonstrated in ambient conditions. In this proposed Phase I, Advanced Refractory Technologies, Inc. (ART) will test them under simulated cryogenic conditions.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Craig Outten
7168754091

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Refractory
699 Hertel Ave Buffalo, NY 14207

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