Degassing of Nanostructured Composite Powders Utilizing Unique, Low-Cost Heating Method

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-11-C-0078
Agency Tracking Number: A111-010-0822
Amount: $99,557.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: A11-010
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
Applied Colloids
11080 Industrial Circle NW, Elk River, MN, -
DUNS: 032511904
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Pozarnsky
 Senior Research Scientist
 (651) 485-1368
Business Contact
 Gary Pozarnsky
Title: President
Phone: (651) 485-1368
Research Institution
Applied Colloids proposes the use of a unique heating method to degass cryomilled powders for use in Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs). This method is low-cost and scaleable to production quantities. Phase I of this program will degass nanostructured aluminum-boron carbide powders at the rate of 20 pounds per eight hours. Cryomilled powders will be supplied by Bepex International, a company familiar with cryomilling and the equipment to perform it. Phase II will consist of scaling up the degassing process to a rate capable of supplying 200 pounds of degassed material in twenty four hours.

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