Inorganic Nanostructured High-Temperature Magnet Wires

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CF68P
Agency Tracking Number: 104374
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: X2.04
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Eltron Research & Development, Inc.
4600 Nautilus Court South, Boulder, CO, -
DUNS: 029303690
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sara Rolfe
 Principal Investigator
 (303) 530-0263
 eltron@eltronresearch.com
Business Contact
 James Beck
Title: Business Official
Phone: (303) 530-0263
Email: sbeck@eltronresearch.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
This project will develop a high-temperature tolerant electrically-insulating coating for magnet wires. The Phase I program will result in a flexible, inorganic coating for copper, nickel, aluminum and their alloy wires that can be wound to produce magnets with superior thermal resistance. Eltron will produce a conformal insulating coating that permits continuous operation at temperature of at least 500 deg. C (932 deg. F), which exceeds current SOA coatings by 100%. According to NEMA, magnet wire is required for the production of 90% of all electricity. As industry attempts to shrink process size and increase output from these devices, their operating temperatures increase and conventional wire insulation tends to fail. High-temperature magnet wire allows for continuous operation under these environments. Few competitors exist that are producing magnet wire capable of functioning in this temperature range.

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