SBIR Phase I: Synthesis of Hard Magnetic Nanoparticles and Fabrication of Micromagnets for MEMS Applications

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0912722
Agency Tracking Number: 0912722
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: EL
Solicitation Number: NSF 08-548
Small Business Information
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 proposes to develop anisotropic hard magnetic nanoparticles, based on rare earth transition metal compounds, with particle size in the range of 200 nm down to 100 nm. These nanoparticles will be consolidated by screen-printing into permanent magnet structures with dimensions to bridge the gap between the permanent magnet thin films (few nanometers to a few microns) and micromachined permanent magnets (larger than 500 microns). The anisotropic hard magnetic nanopowders consolidated by screen printing can serve as small permanent magnet structures with dimensions between ten microns to hundreds of microns for various devices. The improved magnetic properties will yield enhanced performance in these applications. This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).

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