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

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0912722
Agency Tracking Number:
0912722
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Electron Energy Corporation
924 Links Ave, Landisville, PA, 17538
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
056771686
Principal Investigator:
Jinfang Liu
PhD
(717) 898-2294
jfl@electronenergy.com
Business Contact:
Jinfang Liu
PhD
(717) 898-2294
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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