Nanopowder Synthesis in a Microgravity Environment

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NAS8-02011
Award Id:
56811
Agency Tracking Number:
000418
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MicroCoating Technologies, Inc. (Currently NGIMAT CO.)
5315 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Chamblee, GA, 30341
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Miodrag Oljaca
Director, Nanomiser Division
(678) 287-2426
moljaca@microcoating.com
Business Contact:
Jeffrey Moore
Chief Operating Officer
(678) 287-2403
ahunt@microcoating.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed R&D plan focuses on the development of an innovative liquid combustion process for the production of unagglomerated nanopowders of uniform size, crystallinity and composition in a microgravity environment. The project is designed primarily to exploit reduced buoyancy in a microgravity environment to accelerate the development and commercialization of technology for production of advanced materials for use in electronics and electro-optics. Candidate materials are doped and undoped zinc oxide (ZnO) (for displays), barium-strontium-titanate (for advanced dielectrics), and platinum metal (for catalysis). A related goal of this effort is to use the knowledge about microgravity-grown material behavior to improve ground-based nanopowder production capabilities. The powders will be collected during experiments in a drop-tower and characterized for microstructure, stoichiometry and physical properties as a function of process variables.

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