Material Surface Properties Modifications by Nonequilibrium Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Processing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-07-C-0010
Agency Tracking Number: F054-028-0037
Amount: $700,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-T028
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3900 Paseo del Sol, Santa Fe, NM, 87507
DUNS: 133779160
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Selwyn
 PI and CEO
 (505) 471-6399
 gary.selwyn@apjet.com
Business Contact
 Gary Selwyn
Title: CEO and President
Phone: (505) 471-6399
Email: gary.selwyn@apjet.com
Research Institution
 NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV.
 Peter Hauser
 2401 Research Drive
Campus PO Box 8301
Raleigh, NC, 27606
 (919) 513-1899
 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 other atmospheric plasmas such as coronas and atmospheric pressure glow discharges. In Phase I, we demonstrated the feasibility for suface modification and thin film process methods using the APPJ technology. In Phase II, these capabilities are extended and optimized for a variety of material processing applications ranging from films deposited on composite materials to flight suits. The deliverables from this work will be apparatus and process methods applicable to treatment of both rigid and flexible large area substrates with improved environmental quality, reduced cost of manufacturing and development of new manufacturing methods.

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