STTR Phase I: High Thermal Conductivity Carbon Fibers From Nanotextured Mesophase Pitch Precursors

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0930393
Agency Tracking Number: 0930393
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MM
Solicitation Number: NSF 07-586
Small Business Information
91 S. STREET, UPTON, MA, 01568
DUNS: 140758561
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Connell
 PhD
 (508) 523-4371
 jconnell@charter.net
Business Contact
 James Connell
Title: PhD
Phone: (508) 523-4371
Email: jconnell@charter.net
Research Institution
 Clemson University
 Christian E Przirenibel
 300 Brackett Hall
Box 355702
Clemson, SC, 29634 5702
 (864) 656-2424
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project is for the development of ultrahigh thermal conductivity carbon fiber for use in graphite-metal composites. The use of graphite fiber in a metal matrix produces a composite with high thermal conductivity and controlled CTE, the two key requirements for a material to be used in electronic packaging components. The development of mesophase pitch carbon fiber with a combination of ultrahigh thermal conductivity and mechanical properties will support the commercialization of next generation graphite-metal electronic packaging products that will require lower thermal resistance.

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