Electroless Plating of Corrosion-Resistant Aluminum Coatings for Steel

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$79,927.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N68335-07-C-0437
Solitcitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N072-115-0029
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-115
Small Business Information
UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
074689217
Principal Investigator
 Rabi Bhattacharya
 Div Dir/Prin Research Scientist
 (937) 426-6900
 rbhattacharya@ues.com
Business Contact
 Francis Williams
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Dense aluminum and aluminum alloy coatings are needed for corrosion protection of high strength steel, aluminum and other materials. The major objective of this work is to develop and demonstrate an electroless aluminum deposition process using organic solvents and room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) for coating of steel and other metallic components for corrosion resistance. UES will be working with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne (UIUC) in this project. The work will involve sample preparation, solution preparation, studies of coating properties as a function of deposition parameters, and detailed characterizations of aluminum coating.

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