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

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$149,940.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
0637621
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
NSF 06-553
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2007
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
0637621
Solicitation Topic Code:
AM
Small Business Information
UES, Inc
4401 DAYTON XENIA RD, 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE, DAYTON, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
074689217
Principal Investigator
 Rabi Bhattacharya
 Dr
 (937) 426-6900
 rbhattacharya@ues.com
Business Contact
 Francis Williams Jr
Title: PhD
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: 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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