Low Cost Al/Diamond Composites for Thermal Management Applications

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NAS5-02123
Agency Tracking Number:
013817
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research Cor
7960 S. Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Sion Pickard
Principal Investigator
(520) 574-1980
mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact:
Dr. Withers
Business Official
(520) 574-1980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In Phase I, MER has demonstrated low cost diamond/Al and diamond/Mg composites, which have the highest thermal conductivity of any known isotropic composite available today (>640 W/m/K), with low CTE (<7.5 p.p.m/K) for compatibility with GaAs and Si devices in electronics applications. The Phase II effort is focused on confirming low cost fabrication and processing of diamond/Al composites into useful forms including rolling of thin sheet (0.05 thick) and sheet joining for space radiators and building power electronic devices, using vapor deposition techniques for adherent dielectric layers with laser micro-machining and metallization techniques for 3-D devices.

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