Nano Graphene Plate-Reinforced Polymer Composites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-05ER84246
Agency Tracking Number: 79671S05-I
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: 20
Solicitation Number: DE-FG02-06ER06-09
Small Business Information
Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
1214 43rd St.NW, Fargo, ND, 58102
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aruna Zhamu
 Dr.
 (937) 531-6682
 manager@nanotekinstruments.com
Business Contact
 Wen Huang
Title: Dr.
Phone: (937) 531-6682
Email: see comments
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
79671S Attempts to produce Carbon Nano Tube(CNT) in large quantities have been fraught with overwhelming challenges due to poor yield, costly fabrication, and the need for the purifying processes required to make them useful in applications. This project will develop an alternative nanoscale carbon material with comparable properties that can be produced cost-effectively and in larger quantities. Phase I will experimentally demonstrate the outstanding properties of Nano-Graphene-Plate-based nanocomposites and hybrid composites that have been theoretically predicted. In particular, Phase I will (1) prepare the Nanoscale Graphene Plates (NGP); (2) fabricate NGP-bismaleimides and NGP-epoxy nanocomposites; and (3) perform modeling and characterization. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The nanocomposites should find use in aerospace, sports equipment, infrastructure, automotive, and other transportation industries, as both primary and secondary load-bearing structures. With further improvements in thermal conductivity, nanocomposites and hybrid composites also could become the choice of materials for microelectronic packaging and nano-fiber reinforcement and manufacturing.

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