A Novel Approach to Impregnating Structural Resin into Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Assemblies to Yield Ultrahigh-Loaded Polymer Nanocomposites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-C-0674
Agency Tracking Number: N08A-017-0187
Amount: $495,415.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solitcitation Year: 2008
Solitcitation Topic Code: N08-T017
Solitcitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
Composite Technology Development, Inc.
2600 Campus Drive, Suite D, Lafayette, CO, 80026
Duns: 161234687
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steven Arzberger
 Senior Chemist
 (303) 664-0394
 steve@ctd-materials.com
Business Contact
 Lori Pike
Title: Sr. Finance and Contracts
Phone: (303) 664-0394
Email: lori@ctd-materials.com
Research Institution
 The University of Texas at Dallas
 Ray H Baughman
 NanoTech Institute and Departm
P.O. 830688, M/S: BE26
Richardson, TX, 75083
 (972) 883-6538
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The primary objective of this program is the further development of ultrahigh-loaded carbon nanotube (CNT) polymer composites as next-generation structural materials. In Phase II, Composite Technology Development, Inc. (CTD) and The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) propose significant advancements in material and process development, testing and characterization, and manufacturing toward a specific, long-term objective; the development of an engineered material that can provide for specialized reduction in weight and improvement in structural efficiency in components and structures, with a long-term goal of replacing traditional fiber reinforced composites. This program will build upon the preliminary demonstrations of Phase I, providing large scale specimens that display mechanical performance that exceeds traditional continuous fiber reinforced polymers and key demonstrations in manufacturing. At the conclusion of the Phase II Base and Option 1 program, we will have prepared ‘large scale’ specimens of dimensions at least as large as 4” x 4” x 1/64”, length by width by thickness. Ultimately, we intend to perform a scaled demonstration of this technology in a commercial component.

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