Ionic Liquids: Novel Lubrication for Air and Space

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0001
Agency Tracking Number: F045-018-0169
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: AF04-T018
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
8330 Melrose Drive, Lenexa, KS, 66214
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Barbara Kinzig
 (913) 541-1221
Business Contact
 Barbara Kinzig
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (913) 541-1221
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
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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