LOW-COST PRODUCTION OF BORON CARBIDE POWDER AND CERAMIC

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$49,885.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
5688
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Crystal Research
1441 Sunnyside Ter, San Pedro, CA, 90732
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
PAUL J SHLICHTA
(818) 354-3339
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
AS STATED IN THE TOPIC DESCRIPTION, THE ARMY IS IN NEED OF LOW-COST HIGH-PERFORMANCE CERAMIC ARMOR. THE BEST ARMOR CERAMIC, BORON CARBIDE, IS CURRENTLY EXPENSIVE BECAUSE OF BOTH THE HIGH PRICE OF THE POWDERED STARTING MATERIAL AND THE HIGH FABRICATION COST BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT HIGH TEMPERATURE AND PRESSURE REQUIRED FOR HOT PRESSING. WE PROPOSE TO DEVELOP A NOVEL SYNTHESIS APPROACH FOR THE PRODUCTION OF REACTIVE SUBMICRON BORON CARBIDE POWDER, AT SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER COST THAN IS PRESENTLY POSSIBLE, WHICH CAN BE ECONOMICALLY FABRICATED AT LOWER TEMPERATURES AND PRESSURES THAN ARE CURRENTLY NECESSARY.

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