Ionic Liquids: Novel Lubrication for Air and Space

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-05-C-0001
Award Id:
67948
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-018-0169
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
8330 Melrose Drive, Lenexa, KS, 66214
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Barbara Kinzig
President/CEO
(913) 541-1221
bkatsr@surfacesresearch.com
Business Contact:
Barbara Kinzig
President/CEO
(913) 541-1221
bkatsr@surfacesresearch.com
Research Institution:
University of Florida
W. G Sawyer
Dept. of Mech. & Aerospace Eng, Bldg. 183, Room 002
Gainesville, FL, 32611
(352) 392-8488
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The team of Surfaces Research and the University of Florida proposes to study novel ionic liquids as lubricants for space mechanisms, MEMS devices, and electrical contacts. Ionic liquids offer unique properties of great interest to the U.S. Air Force, including ultra-low vapor pressures, extremely low friction, and electrical conductivity. We propose fundamental materials interaction, surface chemical and microtribological studies for assessment of these novel substances. Because they have numerous chemical structures, careful assessment and selections in the present program will be performed to optimize them for maximum tribological utilization

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