STTR Phase I: A New Process for Boride Coatings for Manufacturing Applications

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,940.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0637621
Agency Tracking Number:
0637621
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
UES, Inc
4401 DAYTON XENIA RD, 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE, DAYTON, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
074689217
Principal Investigator:
Rabi Bhattacharya
Dr
(937) 426-6900
rbhattacharya@ues.com
Business Contact:
Francis Williams Jr
PhD
(937) 426-6900
fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institution:
U of IL Urbana-Champaign
John R Abelson
1901 South First St
Urbana, IL, 61801-3015
(217) 333-7258
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project is directed toward development and commercialization of a new low temperature metal-organic chemical vapor deposition technology for boride coatings. Diborides of transition metals are very attractive for their high hardness and good chemical stability, and have potentials for many applications in the manufacturing sector in United States as wear and corrosion resistant coatings. Current technologies of physical and chemical vapor deposition do not provide a viable method of good adherent boride coating at low substrate temperature. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and UES, Inc. will work together to develop single-source precursors for transition metal boride coatings for deposition at low substrate temperatures. The proposed method is cost-effective and environmentally friendly, thus enabling applications in many different industries that include cutting tools, die casting dies and inserts, transfer rolls for flat glass, component for chemical processes, armament industries such as gun tubes, automotive and aerospace.

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