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SBIR Phase I: Hollow carbon fibers based on gel spun polyacrylonitrile/carbon…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98824
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0945004
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AM3
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NANO ENGINEERED MATERIALS CORP.
2349 Lake Forest Trail Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Hollow carbon fibers based on gel spun polyacrylonitrile/carbon nanotubes
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0945004
Award Amount: $149,932.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop high tensile strength and low density polyacrylonitrile (PAN)/carbon nanotube (CNT) based carbon fibers. The approach is to use a newly-developed gel spun technology. Process conditions will be optimized to obtain a tensile strength greater than 7 GPa, a tensile modulus greater than 450 GPa, and a density less than 1.2 g/cm3. Current PAN-based commercial carbon fibers typically exhibit a tensile strength of 5 GPa, a tensile modulus of 300 GPa and a density of 1.8 g/cm3. The broader/commercial impact of this project will be the potential to produce carbon fibers with significantly higher specific tensile strength and lower density than the current PAN-based commercial carbon fibers. The carbon fibers are currently used in high-performance composites for satellite, airplane fuselage, airplane wing and trust structures, high-performance automobile applications, etc, where energy efficiency is very important. This project will lead to nano-engineered carbon fibers and reduce the weight of composite materials, thus resulting in significant savings in energy consumption.

Principal Investigator:

HanGi Chae
PhD
4042343507
hangi.chae@gmail.com

Business Contact:

HanGi Chae
PhD
4042343507
hangi.chae@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NEM corp
2349 Lake Forest Trail Lawrenceville, GA 30043

EIN/Tax ID: 900350650
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No