Sintered Conductive Adhesives for HB-LED Thermal Management

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,889.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER85059
Award Id:
89723
Agency Tracking Number:
85841
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
310 Via Vera Cruz, Suite 107, San Marcos, CA, 92069
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
957992522
Principal Investigator:
Matthew Wrosch
Dr.
(760) 752-4359
mwrosch@aguilatech.com
Business Contact:
Janet Fox
Dr.
(760) 752-1192
janetsfox@aguilatech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Continuous improvements in high-brightness light emitting diode (HB/LED) technologies have opened up the possibility for utilization of these devices for general illumination. However, before HB/LEDs can replace traditional lighting sources, improvements to their thermal management schemes, particularly the bonding technologies that hold the device components together, must be developed to ensure consistent color quality and competitive operational lifetimes. Conductive adhesives are typically used for low-cost assembly, but these materials represent the weakest point in the thermal path. This project will develop sintered conductive adhesives that will form metallurgical bonds with the device components, providing at least an order-of-magnitude better thermal performance than existing adhesive technologies. These low-cost, lead-free materials will be designed as drop-in replacements for existing manufacturing processes. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The new materials should make an ideal replacement for silver-filled conductive adhesives in a wide variety of applications requiring thermal management, and they may ultimately replace high-lead solders in power electronics applications as well.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government