Bulk Nitride, Exchange-Coupled Magnet

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$99,982.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911NF-06-C-0135
Agency Tracking Number:
A064-003-0076
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ACREE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1900 Bates Ave., Concord, CA, 94520
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
149397015
Principal Investigator:
Mike McFarland
(925) 798-5770
mcfarland@acreetech.com
Business Contact:
Kelly Campbell
Senior Scientist
(925) 798-5770
campbell@acreetech.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA
David Sellmyer
112 Brace Laboratory
Lincoln, NE, 68588
(402) 472-7886
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of using an innovative deposition process for making Sm2Fe17Nx/á-Fe16N2 magnetic materials in bulk quantities. In addition, exchange-coupled nanostructured composites of these materials will be produced. The advantage of this process is that it allows precise control over the deposition ions so that the morphology of the materials can be accurately tailored, leading to superior magnetic properties. In addition, the production rate is about 100 times that of other processes, for example sputtering, CVD or molecular beam epitaxy, so that bulk magnets can be fabricated in commercially viable sizes and quantities.

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