SBIR Phase I: Fe-nanoparticle coating of anisotropic magnet powder for nanocomposite permanent magnets with enhanced (BH)max

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0740888
Agency Tracking Number: 0740888
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: AM
Solicitation Number: NSF 07-551
Small Business Information
Electron Energy Corporation
924 Links Ave, Landisville, PA, 17538
DUNS: 056771686
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jinfang Liu
 PhD
 (717) 898-2294
 jfl@electronenergy.com
Business Contact
 Jinfang Liu
Title: PhD
Phone: (717) 898-2294
Email: jfl@electronenergy.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop an innovative approach to synthesize anisotropic magnet powder coated with Fe nanoparticles for high performance nanocomposite magnets. The approach for this project lies in converting the Fe nanoparticle synthesis into a deposition process. Fe nanoparticles will be deposited onto anisotropic hard magnetic powders that act as a substrate. Unlike previously employed techniques, the approach this project will take will allow the control of the size of the soft magnetic Fe-particles to the nanoscale. Moreover, it is compatible with mass production. The broader impact/commercial potential from this technology (if successful) would be Fe-nanoparticle coated precursor powder, subsequently consolidated, will lead to a new generation of high performance anisotropic permanent magnets with a maximum energy product, much higher than that of current commercial magnets. This will directly result in the improvement of the functionality of electromagnetic devices and eventually lead to new applications not possible with current permanent magnets.

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