Liquid Crystalline Adhesives with Zero Shrinkage

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 40237
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 1998
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlboro, MA, 01752
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 KANG P. LEE, PH.D.
Phone: () -
Research Institution
 University of Massachusetts
 DR. BRUCE M. NOVAK 
 BOX 34530
AMHERST, MA, 01003
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The proposed program will develop a liquid crystalline Adhesive with Zero Shrinkage, for bonding of airframe joints. Aspen Systems, Inc. is currently in the process of developing a new class of epoxide resins. These new epoxy materials are based on orderable, low molecular weight liquid crystalline structures with flexible, difunctional end chains. The structural ordering of the liquid crystalline monomers in the liquid form have low free volume which will be used to develop the zero shrinkage structure adhesives. The resulting high temperature epoxy adhesives will have minimum shrinkage, high dynamic modulus and high shear strength. ASPEN's Research and Development Team is comprised of leading experts in polymer & material science, advanced composites, and aerospace engineering. Our Academic partner is Professor Bruce N. Novak of the Polymer Science and Engineering Department at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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