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Improved and Efficient Preparation of Calcium Lanthanum Sulfide Powders

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-23-C-0077
Agency Tracking Number: N222-116-0090
Amount: $139,956.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N222-116
Solicitation Number: 22.2
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-11-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-05-09
Small Business Information
2501 Earl Rudder Freeway South
College Station, TX 77845-6023
United States
DUNS: 184758308
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brian Watkins
 (979) 764-2200
Business Contact
 Jaclyn McCord
Phone: (979) 764-2302
Research Institution

Calcium lanthanum sulfide is an infrared transparent ceramic with many desired properties including its high temperature optical and mechanical properties and its potential use in designing new multi-band optical components.  However current production methods for calcium lanthanum sulfide are relatively immature and often contain impurities that limit optical performance of the produced powders.  There is a significant need to develop and mature production processes for calcium lanthanum sulfide powders that provide batch-to-batch consistent stoichiometry and physical properties.  Lynntech proposes an improved and efficient synthesis process to eliminate batch-to-batch variability and provide desired stoichiometry and physical properties for calcium lanthanum sulfide powders.  It is the intent of this process to provide a scalable production process for calcium lanthanum sulfide powders to meet the development needs of optical component developers and future preparation and implementation of new optical components using these powders to maximize readiness in next generation infrared optical systems.

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