SBIR Phase I: Innovative Isotropic Ultra-High Thermal Conductivity Diamond Composite Materials

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0637604
Agency Tracking Number: 0637604
Amount: $99,460.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AM
Solicitation Number: NSF 06-553
Small Business Information
91 Westpark Road, 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE, Centerville, OH, 45459
DUNS: 119128051
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Curliss
 (937) 298-3713
Business Contact
 David Curliss
Title: PhD
Phone: (937) 298-3713
Research Institution
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project will develop ultra-high thermal conductivity materials with tailorable electrical behavior via chemical vapor infiltration of polycrystalline diamond onto two different substrates: graphitic foam and carbon nanofiber infused preforms. The thermal conductivity will be primarily controlled by the polycrystalline diamond phase, while the electrical properties will be determined by the graphitic structure. An additional objective of this research project is to determine the structure-property-processing relationships for this new class of composites. The proposed technology will benefit the consumer, industrial and military electronics that rely on heat conduction to maintain temperatures at acceptable levels for reliability and long life. In addition, the potential for near-net shape manufacturing reduces waste and increases the thermal efficiency that drives the optimization of heat transfer applications.

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