NOVEL TECHNIQUES FOR POLISHING DIAMOND FILMS

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,786.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
17354
Agency Tracking Number:
17354
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2929-p1 Eskridge Center, Fairfax, VA, 22031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Ajay Malshe
(703) 560-1371
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DIAMOND FILMS ARE CONTEMPLATED FOR USE IN OPTICAL SYSTEMS DUE TO THEIR INERT NATURE AND HENCE THEIR ABILITY TO PROTECT THE VITAL OPTICAL SYSTEMS FROM THE HARSH ENVIRONMENTS. POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND FILMS PRODUCE SCATTERING CENTERS DUE TO THE DIFFERENT IMPURITIES, GRAIN SIZES AND ORIENTATIONS THAT ARE PRODUCED BY THE DIFFERENT DEPOSITION TECHNIQUES. A NOVEL POLISHING METHOD IS PROPOSEDFOR PROVIDING SMOOTH SURFACES. THIS TECHNIQUE HAS THE CAPABILITY TO BE ADAPTED FOR CONTOURED SURFACES AND CAN ALSO BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS. PHASE I EFFORT WILL ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY; HOWEVER THE FOLLOW ON EFFORT WILL COAT LARGE COMPLEX GEOMETRIES THAT CAN BE CHARACTERIZED AND FIELD TESTED IN SEVERAL OPTICAL APPLICATIONS.

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