SBIR Phase I: Dry Nano Adhesive Based on Carbon Nanotubes

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0637463
Agency Tracking Number: 0637463
Amount: $99,991.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AM
Solicitation Number: NSF 06-553
Small Business Information
1367 Camino Robles Way, Suite 400, San Jose, CA, 95120
DUNS: 938515913
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yang Zhao
 (510) 642-3739
Business Contact
 Yang Zhao
Title: PhD
Phone: (510) 642-3739
Research Institution
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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