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SBIR Phase I: Nanostructured Inorganic Microspheres

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
79511
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0611306
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APPLIED THIN FILMS, INC.
8261 Elmwood Dr Skokie, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: SBIR Phase I: Nanostructured Inorganic Microspheres
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0611306
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project aims to investigate synthetic approaches to develop specialty glass microspheres based on aluminum phosphate compositions. The proposed approach is targeted toward synthesis of high emissivity hollow microspheres that are stable to elevated temperatures, which offer opportunities for their use in thermal protection/insulation systems. This is primarily enabled by nanoscale design to yield nanostructured composite walls of these microspheres. The objectives of the proposed work are targeted toward enhancing the durability of emissivity properties at elevated temperatures via manipulation of the glass structure. Advancing the knowledge of high temperature behavior of such systems will provide key benefits for implementation in a broad range of applications in energy, defense, and aerospace industries which are critically needed for national security and energy conservation in the future.

Principal Investigator:

Krishnaswamy K. Rangan
Dr
7035601371
kris@matmod.com

Business Contact:

Kimberly Steiner
Ms
8474913373
ksteiner@atfinet.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Thin Films
1801 Maple Avenue Evanston, IL 60201

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