High Transparent Metal Oxide / Polyimide Antistatic Coatings

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,923.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNK06OM04C
Award Id:
76798
Agency Tracking Number:
041357
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, 01801
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Jack Salerno
Principal Investigator
(781) 935-1200
jsalerno@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Lei Zhang
Director of R&D
(781) 935-1200
Lzhang@agiltron.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Through this Phase I program, Agiltron has successfully produced an innovative transparent conductive nanocomposite paint that holds the promise of meeting space application requirements. The paint can be easily applied to many surfaces and forms a clear conductive coating at temperatures as low as 130 oC. These coatings exhibit high visible transparency of 85 % (> 95% with additional AR coating) and good conductive sheet resistance in the range of 106 to 108 ohm/sq. Agiltron has also performed harsh environmental testing in which the coatings show no degradation after undergoing UV radiation up to 32 J/cm2 irradiation, low temperature cycling down to 77 oK, high vacuum pumping, and collision with fragmented debris. The proposed robust clear conductive coating is therefore well suited for NASA space environment resistant polymer coating related applications. The high performance paint will also find wide commercial applications, such as in flexible displays. In Phase II, we will continue these efforts through a concentration on optimization and scale-up of stable ITO/polymer suspensions and the development of low-cost, large-scale deposition and patterning processes for the practical applications of this new class of transparent conductive coatings.

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