Material Surface Properties Modifications by Nonequilibrium Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Processing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$99,598.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
FA9550-05-C-0063
Solitcitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-028-0302
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF05-T028
Small Business Information
ATMOSPHERIC PLASMA SOLUTIONS
407 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh, NC, 27607
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
196418052
Principal Investigator
 Peter Yancey
 President
 (919) 341-8325
 pete@aplasmasolution.com
Business Contact
 Peter Yancey
Title: President
Phone: (919) 341-8325
Email: pete@aplasmasolution.com
Research Institution
 NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV.
 Jerome Cuomo
 Campus Box 7907
Raleigh, NC, 27695
 (919) 515-7218
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The proposed research will develop a non-equilibrium plasma source for deposition of thin films on refractory materials at temperatures less then 600K. The developed source will also have the flexibility to surface treat thermally sensitive substrates without damage. Our existing non-equilibrium atmospheric plasma source will be optimized for depositing amorphous SiC and ZrO2 thermal barrier materials. Optical emission spectroscopy of the plasma and characteristics of the deposited films will be used to determine optimum processing conditions for depositing the films. Based on our current technology a commercial scale system will be easily designed to meet different industrial needs (Phase II).

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