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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,557.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-11-C-0078
Agency Tracking Number:
A111-010-0822
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
A11-010
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Applied Colloids
11080 Industrial Circle NW, Elk River, MN, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
032511904
Principal Investigator:
Gary Pozarnsky
Senior Research Scientist
(651) 485-1368
poz0001@aol.com
Business Contact:
Gary Pozarnsky
President
(651) 485-1368
poz0001@aol.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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