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Nano Nucleation of Unique Long Range Order Materials via Seed Crystals

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC22PA947
Agency Tracking Number: 221883
Amount: $166,449.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: H5
Solicitation Number: SBIR_22_P1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-07-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-01-25
Small Business Information
141 West Xenia Avenue
Cedarville, OH 45314-0579
United States
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Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Elliot Kennel
 (937) 766-2020
 ebkennel@apsci.com
Business Contact
 Maria Baker
Phone: (937) 766-2020
Email: rauch@apsci.com
Research Institution
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Abstract

This Phase I SBIR proposal seeks to create polycrystalline ceramics using nanomaterials as seed crystals to promote the formation of well-ordered crystalline domains of ceramic materials that are more resistant to high temperature oxidation and capable of higher strain than conventional ceramics. The rationale is that fine micrograins, containing well-ordered, uniform atomic lattice crystals, materials will exhibit less brittle fracture and resist oxidation and ablation. In other words, they will behave more like high temperature metals. This proposal takes the view that refractory carbides such as hafnium carbide are the best high temperature ablation resistant materials possible, and their ultimate performance depends upon a well-ordered atomic lattice in a uniform, micro-dispersed grain structure.

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