3 Dimensional Nano-Scale Reinforcement Architecture for Advanced Composite Structures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-04-C-0122
Agency Tracking Number: F045-020-0116
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-T020
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
5094 Victoria Hill Drive, Riverside, CA, 92506
DUNS: 069711286
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Junbo Gao
 Research Scientist
 (909) 234-2738
Business Contact
 Robert Haddon
Title: President
Phone: (909) 234-2738
Email: haddon@carbonsolution.com
Research Institution
 H. T Hahn
 Mechanical and Aerospace, Engineering Department
Los Angeles, CA, 90095
 (310) 794-9117
 Nonprofit college or university
This STTR Phase I project will focus on fabricating 3-D multi-scale macro/nanocomposites with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) integrated in carbon fiber preforms. The incorporation of nanoscale CNTs and conventional micro-scale carbon fibers into the polymer matrix will lead to a hierarchy of the reinforcement scales, ranging from a single fiber surrounded by a nanocomposite sheath to a bundle of fibers with inter-fiber nanoscale reinforcement, and a laminated or textile fibrous composite with nanoscale reinforcement bridging into the matrix-rich regions. The microstructure and performance of the composites will be characterized and analyzed. Process-structure-property relations for the composites will be established and feedback to improve the CNT deposition processes and also to understand the relation between the 3-D nano-structure and composite properties.

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