Material Surface Properties Modifications by Nonequilibrium Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Processing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,951.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-05-C-0082
Award Id:
73422
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-028-0037
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3900 Paseo del Sol, Santa Fe, NM, 87507
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
133779160
Principal Investigator:
Gary Selwyn
President & CEO
(505) 471-6399
gary.selwyn@apjet.com
Business Contact:
Ferdinand Carasco
VP Marketing & Sales
(505) 471-6399
ferdy.carasco@apjet.com
Research Institution:
STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Lisa Farese
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
(201) 216-5671
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jet (APPJr) technology invented at Los Alamos National Laboratory and exclusively licensed to APJeT, Inc., is a revolutionary platform technology enabling economic application of atmospheric pressure plasma technology in an array of applications. APPJr is a non-thermal, stable, uniform discharge having 50-1000 times greater power density than conventional atmospheric plasmas such as coronas and dielectric barrier discharges. Rather than using dielectric covers on the electrodes, APPJr uses rf excitation, helium carrier gas and a patented design to avoid arcs. The APPJr technology may be used in a downstream mode in which reactive chemical species are blown out onto the substrate. This offers the advantage of being able to treat complex shapes and the ability to feed deposition precursors into the afterglow region to minimize monomer fragmentation and chamber/electrode coating. This also enables the creation of unique chemistries for deposition or surface treatment. APPJ technology may also be used in an in-situ mode in which the substrate is moved directly through the discharge, resulting in reduced consumption of feed gas and power. APJeT will design and manufacture scalable APPJr sources and demonstrate several functional coatings and surface modifications of potential interest to Air Force and commercial customers.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government