STTR Phase I: Nanofluids for Improved Thermal Management

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0930573
Agency Tracking Number: 0930573
Amount: $149,878.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: MM
Solicitation Number: NSF 08-608
Small Business Information
DUNS: 173666215
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Burton
 (937) 766-2020
Business Contact
 David Burton
Title: BS
Phone: (937) 766-2020
Research Institution
 University of Dayton
 Khalid Lafdi
 300 College Park Avenue
Dayton, OH, 45469 1295
 (937) 255-3622
 Nonprofit college or university
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Research Phase I project seeks to develop advanced heat transfer fluids using nano-structured carbons. Carbon nanofibers (CNFs) with a thermal conductivity of ~2000 W/m-K, are proposed at loadings which do not sacrifice fluid flow and viscosity. Nanofluids will be fabricated by tailoring the CNFs structure and surface functionalities to meet the above specifications. If successfully commercialized, Nanofluids will make significant energy efficiency and cost reduction gains for air conditioning, and will be useful for cooling of under-the-hood electronics of hybrid electric and electric vehicles and high power microelectronic devices.

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