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Direct Printing of Conductive Patterns Using Activated Nanosize Metal…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
32459
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
32459
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ARGONIDE CORP.
291 Power Court Sanford, FL 32771 0954
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Direct Printing of Conductive Patterns Using Activated Nanosize Metal Development of Novel Toners for Direct Printing of Conducting Patterns
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $96,859.00
 

Abstract:

Unusually active nanosize metal powders have been in development and production in Russia since 1975, and they are now being manufactured in the United States. Their size, approximately 50 to 100 nanometers, provides promise for sub-micron size features. The powders have significant stored energy so that they can exotherm well below melting with enough energy to cause them to melt. They are usually reactive and aggressively bond to surfaces. The application of the dry powders onto polymeric films in the form of a pattern has been demonstrated using electrography. Phase I of the proposed program would determine the feasibility of liquid phase sintering and bonding copper, aluminum and silver or mixtures of such metals to polyimide, glass and alumina. After early feasibility is demonstrated, later phases would address the adaption to the metals to liquid toners, and to utilize the benefit of the nanosize particles to form submicron features.

Principal Investigator:

Frederick Tepper
4124713711

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Argonide Corp, The
Suite 17d, Gateway Towers, 320 Fort Duquesne Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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