Nanopowder Synthesis in a Microgravity Environment

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$599,991.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NAS8-02011
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
000418
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
MicroCoating Technologies, Inc.
5315 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Chamblee, GA, 30341
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Miodrag Oljaca
 Director, Nanomiser Division
 (678) 287-2426
 moljaca@microcoating.com
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Moore
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (678) 287-2403
Email: 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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