Photocurable conductive polymer films with high flexibility

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68936-10-C-0125
Agency Tracking Number: N101-074-1060
Amount: $69,917.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N101-074
Solicitation Number: 2010.1
Small Business Information
Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212, Annapolis, MD, -
DUNS: 153908801
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Todd Heil
 Research Scientist/Engine
 (410) 987-8988
 tmheil@techassess.com
Business Contact
 Sharon Fehrenbacher
Title: CEO
Phone: (410) 224-3710
Email: sharon@techassess.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc. (TA & T) proposes an inexpensive, flexible, and durable conductive coating that consists of carbon nanotubes dispersed in a UV-curable polymer. This coating need not be applied in a vacuum or clean room environment, and could in fact be applied in the field if repairs are necessary. TA & T will develop UV-curable, CNT-filled oligomer/monomer blend coatings with high flexibility, erosion resistance, and conductive properties. Two innovative dispersion methods, resonant acoustic mixing and microfluidizer processing, will be utilized to overcome the CNT dispersion challenges and create uniform, non-agglomerated dispersions of CNTs in a polymer matrix. Both of these novel mixing processes can be scaled up for large quantity production.

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