Nano-Powder Dispersions via Liquid Combustion Vapor Condensation

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DASG60-01-C-0050
Agency Tracking Number: 99-650
Amount: $698,860.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3901 Green Industrial Way, Chamblee, GA, 30341
DUNS: 806337762
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yangchuan Xing
 Senior Research Scientist
 (678) 287-2487
Business Contact
 Jeffery Moore
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (678) 287-2403
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase II project is proposed to further develop and commercialize MicroCoating Technologies' NanoMiser technology for the production of high quality nanopowders. Phase I has demonstrated a novel, low-cost method able to produce a variety ofnanopowders of tailored size and composition. The results from Phase I have established a solid ground for this Phase II plan, which will focus on producing yttria stabilized zirconia nanopowders that have dual applications in both the military andcivilian sectors. We will work on: (1) optimizing our process to control nanopower properties, (2) developing an efficient collection and dispersion system, and (3) scaling the process to commercial production levels.MircoCoating Technologies has developed its proprietary device-the Naomiser. This innovative atomizer is capable of producing uniform, submicron aerosol, and order of magnitude smaller than those achieved by currently available state-of-the-art atomizersusing ultrasonics and electrostatic processes. Processing of these aerosols directly leads to the formation of desired nanopowders. This process provides three major advantages: (1) low cost, (2) high quality nanopowders, and (3) continuous operation.Successes in this Phase II research will lead to a commercially viable technology in the production of nanopowders. The technology is expected to benefit both the military and civilian sectors by providing a low cost, commercially viable process for thesynthesis of high quality nanopowders that can be used to improve materials, minimize devices and provide special properties.

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