Novel Nitrogen-doped Boron Nanotubes/Nanofibers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0018
Agency Tracking Number: A102-044-1372
Amount: $69,880.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-044
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
18 Erskine Drive, Morristown, NJ, 07960
DUNS: 826927050
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Shiunchin Chris Wang
 Senior Scientist
 (917) 549-2013
Business Contact
 Zafar Iqbal
Title: President
Phone: (973) 476-3404
Research Institution
In this Phase I effort a scaled up synthesis of nitrogen-doped boron nanotubes (BNTs) and boron nanofibers (BNFs) will be developed which will be optimized by a design-of-experiment approach during Phase II. Characterization of the BNTs/BNFs by scanning electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy together with electron energy loss spectroscopy to determine the tube/fiber diameters, chemical structure and composition will be conducted and a characterization protocol developed. The heat of sublimation of the BNTs/BNFs will be determined by thermal techniques. Initial formulation preparation and propellant testing will be conducted at US Army facilities followed by measurements on gun barrel samples to detect and determine the thickness and friction properties of the boron and boron nitride coatings formed. Thicknesses will be measured by Rutherford Backscattering and friction will be determined by atomic force microscopy.

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