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Reliable Manufacturing of Scandia-doped Tungsten Powders for Thermionic Cathodes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00253-17-C-0014
Agency Tracking Number: N15A-010-0009
Amount: $999,985.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N15A-T010
Solicitation Number: 15.A
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-07-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-07-20
Small Business Information
2436 Over Drive
Lexington, KY 40511
United States
DUNS: 964421700
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Hunt
 (404) 734-3050
Business Contact
 Brian Mackey
Phone: (859) 259-3637
Research Institution
 University of Kentucky
 Angie Everett Angie Everett
University of Kentucky College of Engineering 155 FPAT
Lexington, KY 40506
United States

 (404) 213-7208
 Nonprofit College or University

In this Phase II STTR effort, nGimat will partner with the University of Kentucky (UK) and 3M/Ceradyne to continue development of W-scandate cathode composite materials. Compared to conventional M-type cathodes, these composite scandate nanomaterials will enable longer cathode lifetime by lowering the required operating temperature. nGimat is an established and successful powder manufacturing company with years of experience manufacturing and commercializing oxide nanopowders. Thus, the infractructure and business model to bring these game changing powder materials to market already exists at nGimat. By teaming with the University of Kentucky, who has years of experience researching dispenser cathodes, and 3M/Ceradyne, the largest and most experienced cathode manufacturer in the U.S., nGimat is poised to succeed in this STTR effort and see W-scandate powder finally transitioned into Navy applications in the future.

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