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Multifunctional Nanocomposite Structures Via Layer-by-Layer Assembly Process

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
95028
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F09B-T36-0241
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09TT36
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nico Technologies Corp.
401 W. Morgan Road, Ann Arbor, MI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Multifunctional Nanocomposite Structures Via Layer-by-Layer Assembly Process
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-10-C-0129
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

Abstract:

The realization of materials with record mechanical and electrical properties is of paramount importance to the Air Force and other branches of the US Armed Forces. Layer-by-layer (LBL) assembly is capable of producing nanocomposite materials with record properties surpassing those made by many traditional composite preparation techniques. However the process is time consuming and typically yields small and thin sheets of the composite. In this project we will achieve deposition acceleration by 100 times while retaining high conductivity of the deposited multilayers. In the LBL process we shall utilize carbon nanotubes (NTs) and special flexible polymers. The composite layers of polymer and NTs will be build-up on the substrate and then released for characterization with respect to structure. Record sizes of the samples of LBL composite material will be obtained. Large scale laminates will be made by consolidation of individual LBL sheets. The electrical and mechanical properties of the large scale coupons will be evaluated and optimized. BENEFIT: fast deposition

Principal Investigator:

Kelechi Anyaogu
Senior Investigator
7349458131
kelechi@nico-technologies.com

Business Contact:

Elvira Stesikova
Project Manager
7349458131
elvira@nico-technologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nico Technologies Corp.
401 W. Morgan Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

EIN/Tax ID: 352267481
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Michigan
2300 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Contact: Elvira Stesikova
Contact Phone: 7349458131