Nickel Nanostrand Additives for Conductive Resins and Composites-Phase 2

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$825,000.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F33615-03-C-5006
Award Id:
57576
Agency Tracking Number:
021ML-0810
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 356, Midway, UT, 84049
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
150393569
Principal Investigator:
GeorgeHansen
President
(435) 654-3683
gchansen@xmission.com
Business Contact:
GeorgeHansen
President
(435) 654-3683
gchansen@xmission.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A new form of small diameter, high aspect ratio nickel, known as nickel nanostrands, has been created and evaluated. The unique material exhibits a complex geometry, small diameter, high aspect ratio and high conductivity. It appears to provide anexcellent nanostructured three dimensional conductive lattice in a polymer, or acts as an interconnecting conductive lattice in composites whose reinforcing members may be conductive. A Phase 1 SBIR was granted to Metal Matrix Composites to evaluate thecreation of conductive polymer or composite with this material. Polymers of 160 S/cm and composites of 50 S/cm were created during this phase. A Phase 2 proposal has been invited to continue to assess the material and provide a manufacturing process by which nickel nanostrands may be incorporated into the design of commercial composite and polymer systems. Such polymeric or composite systems

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