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Atomic Layer Deposition on Particles for Nanoenergetic, Ferroelectric Capacitor…

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
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Small Business Information
ALD NanoSolutions
580 Burbank St Unit 100 Broomfield, CO 80020-7166
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Atomic Layer Deposition on Particles for Nanoenergetic, Ferroelectric Capacitor and Thermal Management Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0013
Award Amount: $499,722.00


High performance energetic materials are based on inorganic thermite mixtures such as MoO3/Al or organic compounds such as RDX. Future developments in explosives are dependent on the fabrication of nanoscale materials and composite mixtures that display higher energy release rates. The ability to tailor composite materials precisely at the nanoscale by fabricating multilayer component particles will be critical in this endeavor and could revolutionize the field of energetic materials. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) provides the ability to deposit conformally with atomic layer control on particles. The Phase I work developed composite SuperThermite particles using ALD techniques. The proposed Phase II work will continue to optimize the SuperThermite particles and develop ALD coatings onto organic energetic materials. Additional work will develop the necessary technology to produce the composite SuperThermite and organic energetic materials in large scale. The Phase II work will also expand to include ALD on particles for ferroelectric capacitor and thermal management applications. Production of ALD-coated boron nitride for thermal management and ALD-coated barium titanate for ferroelectric capacitors will lead to more immediate commercialization. Success in these commercial areas will strengthen continuing research, development and scaleup of ALD on particles for a variety of technological applications.

Principal Investigator:

Karen Buechler
President & CTO

Business Contact:

Karen Buechler
President & CTO
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ald Nanosolutions, Inc.
11711 Chase Ct Westminster, CO 80020

EIN/Tax ID: 841592606
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The Regents of the University , of Colorado, 572 U
Boulder, CO 80309
Contact: Laurence Nelson
Contact Phone: (303) 492-2695
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university