Thermally Conductive Tape Based on Carbon Nanotube Array

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$99,971.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNX08CB97P
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2008
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
074079
Solicitation Topic Code:
S3.02
Small Business Information
Atlas Scientific
1367 Camino Robles Way, San Jose, CA, 95120-4925
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
938515913
Principal Investigator
 James Maddocks
 Principal Investigator
 (608) 265-4246
 maddocks@cae.wisc.edu
Business Contact
 Ali Kashani
Title: Business Official
Phone: (408) 507-0906
Email: akashani@atlasscientific.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Future NASA missions require thermal control systems that can accommodate large changes in ambient temperature. The two essential aspects of an effective thermal interface material (TIM) are high compliance and high thermal conductivity. Thermal interface materials (TIM) are often used to fill the cavities between mating surfaces to increase the thermal conductance across the interface. Traditional TIMs are polymer based composites such as thermal grease or paste. The nature of polymer matrices makes them inapplicable under vacuum and in a cryogenic environment. The goal of the proposed research is to develop a flexible thermally-conductive tape. The proposed innovation forms a versatile, vacuum-proof, thermally conductive tape. The tape is pliable and should conform to the contours of the interface. Carbo nanotubes bridge the two mating surfaces, thereby effectively conducting heat across the interface.

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