Ultrafine Materials for Thermal Management Of Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: F33615-99-C-2954
Agency Tracking Number: 32049
Amount: $980,500.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 1996
Solicitation Topic Code: BMDO96-007
Solicitation Number: 1996.1
Small Business Information
2929-P1 Eskridge Road, Fairfax, VA, 22031
DUNS: 167433531
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
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Research Institution
This Phase II project proposes to continue development of unique advanced thermal management composites (Graphite/Cu, Mo/Cu) for the microelectronics industry based on our very encouraging Phase 1 results. Current industry practice is based on mixing of metal particles (W and Cu or Mo and Cu), resulting in long mixing times to achieve acceptable dispersion and great risk of contamination by mixing/milling media and atmospheric oxygen/nitrogen or infiltration of a sintered W or Mo skeleton by liquid Cu causing inhomogeneous copper distribution. Objectives in Phase II will include a) scale up successful liquid chemical precursor (LCP) powder production demonstrated in Phase Ito the order of kilograms per day with the purchase of high throughput mixing and furnacing equipment b) commercial scale preform processing using our ultrafine-grained composites with three partner laboratories specializing in plasma spraying, injection molding and tape casting, and c) continued achievement of very favorable thermal conductivity and thermal expansion. These efforts will result in thermal management substrates furnished to commercial customers for evaluation and comparison with state of the art shapes and materials so that commercial viability is established by the end of the program, leading to a smooth transition into Phase III.

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