Multicolor Electrochromic Camouflage

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
1999
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
A982-1052
Award Id:
44898
Agency Tracking Number:
A982-1052
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
111 Downey Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Fei Wang
(781) 769-9450
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Not Available This SBIR project will develop MicroCoating Technologies' novel open atmosphere process to synthesize state-of-the art nano-powders with 50% to 90% processing cost reductions compared to classical techniques. This process will also enable numerous nano-powder compositions that are inaccessible by conventional techniques. In Liquid Combustion Vapor Condensation (LCVC), low-cost, environmentally friendly, metal-bearing reagents are dissolved in solvents that also serve as compustible fuel. Using MCT'S innovative nebullizer, this solution is atomized to form submicron droplets, which are then combusted in a torch, forming vapor. The condensable species thus formed nucleate homogeneously as aerosol nano-powders that are then collected in dispersion media. Premixed precursor solutions allow great versatillity in synthesizing a wide variety of compound nano-powders of very uniform size and composition. The LCVC method will be developed to produce nano-powders that will be collected as colloidal dispersions, a convenient form for handling and subsequent processing. The powders will be characterized for microstructure, stoichiometry and physical properties as a function of process variables. Applications will be developed in near net shape ceramics, powder coating, and rheological fluids. Success will lead to a Phase II, tens of kilograms per hour capable, effort to scale and optimize the LCVC process for low cost production of nano-powders in Phase III.

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