Nanomanufactured catalytic arrays on patterned addressable substrates for advanced electronic device applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$499,762.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00014-12-C-0537
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-1297
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-T004
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
General Nano LLC
1776 Mentor Ave., Ste 170, Cincinnati, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
807107706
Principal Investigator:
Joe Sprengard
President&CEO
(513) 309-5947
joe.sprengard@generalnanollc.com
Business Contact:
Joe Sprengard
President&CEO
(513) 309-5947
joe.sprengard@generalnanollc.com
Research Institution:
University of Cincinnati
Mark Schulz
2600 Clifton Ave.
School of Dynamic Systems
Cincinnati, OH, 45221-
(513) 556-4132
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
General Nano's Phase II proposal is centered around low cost, high volume manufacturing of Carbon Nanotube (CNT) arrays on stainless steel sheets. The proposed technology is the basis for application development projects involving structural reinforced composites, conductive composites, EMI shielding, stray light absorption, thermal interface materials, batteries and super-capacitors. Four of the highest caliber defense contractors in the United States have provided Letters of Support to validate their interest in General Nano"s materials and to communicate their perspective on the importance of this program. The core deliverables of the project are centered on controllable process manufacturing. For example, controlling the catalyst particle sizes on large area sheets, controlling the number of CNT walls based on application requirements, and controlling CNT arrays densities and lengths over large areas involve nanomanufacturing and substrate engineering. Other objectives of this proposal include the conversion of long, aligned CNT arrays into free-standing sheets. CNT sheets with>1mm CNTs in an aligned arrangement has been demonstrated; this proposal will support the repeatable manufacturing of the proposed CNT sheet material. In summary, this proposal involves manufacturing CNT array materials using a large area stainless steel sheet process demonstrated in Phase I. This capability continues to attract the interest of the highest caliber defense contractors in the United States. Their interest involves integrating General Nano"s materials into applications that will enhance the electrical, thermal and/or mechanical performance of an application while reducing weight and extending the life of the application.

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