Nanotechnology Enabled Thermal Management Materials

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$68,338.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W15P7T-11-C-H214
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-096-1408
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-096
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Applied Nanotech, Inc.
3006 Longhorn Blvd., Suite 107, Austin, TX, 78758
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
013475129
Principal Investigator:
James Novak
Senior Scientist
(512) 339-5020
jnovak@appliednanotech.net
Business Contact:
Jacque Soptickq
Controller
(512) 339-5020
jsoptick@appliednanotech.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Modern power electronics operate with greater electrical output and smaller package dimensions than ever before. This creates tremendous thermal stress on the individual components and defines stringent requirements for thermal management. Applied Nanotech, Inc. will demonstrate its CarbAl(TM) thermal management composite for power electronic substrate replacements. CarbAl(TM) is a dense composite comprised of 80% carbon and 20% aluminum. This composite material has very low thermal expansion rates, a thermal diffusivity nearly three times that of bulk copper and a density close to aluminum. Through Nanotechnology we have developed this material to provide increased thermal transfer capabilities. These combined properties define a novel nanotechnology enabled composite that can be used to decrease the thermal load and overall package dimensions of power electronics.

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