Ionic NanoLubricants for Wear Reduction

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,966.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-10-C-0151
Agency Tracking Number:
A093-126-1342
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-126
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
NanoTechLabs Inc.
409 W. Maple St., Yadkinville, NC, 27055
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
041336913
Principal Investigator:
Richard Czerw
CEO
(336) 849-7474
czerwr@nanotechlabs.com
Business Contact:
Richard Czerw
CEO
(336) 849-7474
fharris@akronpolysys.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
laterOne method to improve reliability, readiness, and survivability of military hardware operating under harsh environmental conditions is reducing frictional loss and wear within equipment. A phase I effort is proposed to prepare compositions of novel nanomaterials and ionic liquid blends with current lubricating oils and assess their potential utility as nanofluid lubricants. A systematic screening of the blends will allow for down selection of promising fluids for further testing of their physical properties and further consideration of their cost and environmental impacts. Such improvements may provide reduction in maintenance costs by reduction of wear and also a reduction of weight associated with thermal management systems.

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