Novel Nitrogen-doped Boron Nanotubes/Nanofibers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,880.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15QKN-11-C-0018
Award Id:
97873
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-044-1372
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-044
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
18 Erskine Drive, Morristown, NJ, 07960
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
826927050
Principal Investigator:
Shiunchin Wang
Senior Scientist
(917) 549-2013
wang@carbomet.com
Business Contact:
Zafar Iqbal
President
(973) 476-3404
iqbal@carbomet.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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