SBIR Phase I: Dry Nano Adhesive Based on Carbon Nanotubes

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,991.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0637463
Award Id:
84589
Agency Tracking Number:
0637463
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1367 Camino Robles Way, Suite 400, San Jose, CA, 95120
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
938515913
Principal Investigator:
YangZhao
PhD
(510) 642-3739
yangz@me.berkeley.edu
Business Contact:
YangZhao
PhD
(510) 642-3739
yangz@me.berkeley.edu
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Project will develop a flexible, reusable, two-sided, dry, thermally and electrically conductive adhesive film consisting of a dense vertically aligned multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNT) embedded in a flexible polymer matrix. The polymer chosen as the matrix is Parylene. The CNTs protrude from the polymer matrix to form an active adhesive interface. When the film is attached to a target surface, significant van der Waals (vdW) attraction occurs between the CNTs and the target surface. The vdW adhesion is unaffected by vacuum or moisture, does not require applied pressure and, therefore, can provide a universally effective adhesion mechanism. Consequently, the proposed product can be used as a replacement for many other and less convenient kinds of fasteners and fixtures, saving time and money due to its ease of use and more optimal design..

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