ENHANCED DEPOSITION

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3457
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Spire Corp
Patriots Park, Bedford, MA, 01730
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR. JAMES HIRVONEN
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(617) 275-6000
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
EFFECTIVE SOLID LUBRICANTS (E.E., M0S2) REQUIRE (1) STRONG LUBRICANT FILM-TO-SUBSTRATE ADHERENCE AND (2) LOW SHEAR STRENGTHS WITHIN THE SOLID LUBRICANT MATERIAL. THE TRIBOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF SUCH FILMS ARE STRONGLY DEPENDENT ON THE STOICHIOMETRY AND STRUCTURE OF THE FLIMS WHICH IN TURN ARE HIGHLY SENSITIVE TO DEPOSITION CONDITIONS AND SUBSTRATE TEMPERATURE AND TOPAGRAPHY. PRESENT DEPOSITION TGECHNIQUES (E.G., RF SPUTTERING) ARE LIMITED IN THE THICKNESS OF SOLID LUBRICANTS (E.G., M0S2) THAT SHOW THEDESIRED CRYSTAL STRUCTURE. THE USE OF SIMULTANEOUS THIN FILMM DEPOSITION AND ION BOMBARDMENT IS PROPOSED TO EXTEND CONTROL OF THE FILM GROWTH AND ITS STRUCTURE TO ARBITRARILY THICK COATINGS OF SELECTED FILMS (M0S2 AND WSE2) WHILE ENSURING SUPERIOR THIN FILMS SUBSTRATE ADHESION.

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