SBIR Phase II: High Performance Transparent AlON via Novel Powder Synthesis

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0349022
Agency Tracking Number: 0231670
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
7960 South Kolb Road, Tucson, AZ, 85706
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ching-Fong Chen
 PI
 (520) 574-1980
 mercorp@mercorp.com
Business Contact
 Raouf Loutfy
Phone: (520) 574-1980
Email: rloutfy@mercorp.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovative Research Phase II project proposes to develop a high performance transparent aluminum oxynitride (AlON) material, with improved mechanical properties and low cost, via an innovative powder synthesis method. Using nanoparticle sintering, an IR transmission of 80% can be achieved. The smaller grain size leads to a MOR of 400 MPa. The Phase II program proposes to extend the applications of AlON for wide spread commercial applications. Several major forming methods will be developed in this Phase II program so that the forming capability can be established to fulfill all of the different parts for different markets. These products include high intensity discharge lamps, security windows, semiconductor substrates, laser windows, consumer optic windows, orthodontic brackets, etc.

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