Awards

$150K

Electrochemical Manufacturing of Coated Silicon X-ray Mirror Optics

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 05a
Budget: 02/22/16 - 11/21/16
PI: Timothy Hall

Currently available X-ray optics technologies such as compound refractive lenses, diffraction zone plates, and Kirkpatrick- Baez (K-B) mirrors allow for significant scientific discovery in modern synchrotron facilities. However, these optics each have limitations, variously including significant chromaticity (focal length dependence on photon en...

$150K

Electrochemically Facilitated Maintenance of Functional Coating Strip Solutions

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF151-168
Budget: 09/04/15 - 06/04/16
PI: Brian Skinn

ABSTRACT:There is a stated need for enhanced capabilities to strip functional coatings from, e.g., military aerospace parts, due to saturation behaviors exhibited by current stripping methods. In the proposed program, Faraday will develop low-cost, environmentally-sound drop-in/add-on unit operations based on pulsed FARADAYIC? Stripping and Ele...

$100K

Hard Gold Planting for Electronics Applications from a Non-Cyanide Bath

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Topic: 2A
Budget: 09/01/15 - 12/31/16
PI: Holly Garich

The proposed program addresses the need for a commercialized process to efficiently deposit a hard gold coating from a non-cyanide bath for electronics applications that also does not contain nickel or cobalt. Seventy percent of industrial gold use is in the deposition of gold coatings for electronics applications. Most of the electrodeposited g...

$80K

ICME Method for Additively Manufacturing Electronic Heat Exchangers

Phase 1 STTR

Institution: University of Cincinnati

Agency: Navy
Topic: N15A-T019
Budget: 07/06/15 - 05/06/16
PI: Timothy Hall

The proposed program will develop an integrated computational material engineering (ICME) toolbox that can enable improved heat exchangers (HX) designs by utilizing the design and manufacturing flexibility offered by use of additive manufacturing (AM). To accomplish this goal Faraday has composed a team of experts in AM (NC State and CalRAM), no...

$150K

Low-Cost Alloy Coatings by Pulsed Electrodeposition for Combustors

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 12b
Budget: 06/08/15 - 03/07/16
PI: Timothy Hall

A need has been identified for new fabrication methods to enable production of low-cost combustors for biomass with enhanced durability against high temperatures and corrosive environments. Biomass represents an abundant, renewable fuel source with significant unrealized potential to supplant nonrenewable fossil fuels in providing for the Nation...

$1MM

Eco-Friendly Bipolar Electrochemical Bulk Processing of SRF Cavities

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 33d
Budget: 04/06/15 - 04/05/17
PI: Dr. E. Jennings Taylor

The DOE seeks commercially viable, fabrication technologies for SRF cavities, specifically eco-friendly final polishing technologies. Current methods, such as conventional and buffered electropolishing, use high viscosity electrolytes containing hydrofluoric acid, which is not conducive to low-cost, high volume manufacturing and is potentially h...

$1MM

Acid-Free Electropolishing of SRF Cavities

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 38a
Budget: 04/06/15 - 04/05/17
PI: Dr. Maria Inman

The DOE seeks commercially viable, fabrication technologies for SRF cavities, specifically eco-friendly final polishing technologies. Current methods, such as conventional and buffered electropolishing, use high viscosity electrolytes containing hydrofluoric acid, which is not conducive to low-cost, high volume manufacturing and is potentially h...

$150K

Integrated Electrolytic Chrome Stripping/Recycling Technology without Hexavalent Chromium Formation

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF141-212
Budget: 08/28/14 - 04/21/15
PI: Dr. Maria Inman

ABSTRACT: The proposed technology addresses the need to eliminate the environmental and safety hazard associated with hexavalent chromium generated during conventional electrolytic chrome stripping. Faraday proposes to demonstrate and develop an integrated electrolytic FARADAYIC(R) Chrome Stripping/Recycling closed loop process, to directly rec...

$150K

Acid-Free Electropolishing of Nb Cavities

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 38A-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: Dr. Maria Inman

The DOE seeks commercially viable, fabrication technologies for SRF cavities, specifically eco-friendly final polishing technologies. Current methods, such as conventional and buffered electropolishing, use high viscosity electrolytes containing hydrofluoric acid, which is not conducive to low-cost, high volume manufacturing and is potentially h...

$150K

Eco-Friendly Bipolar Electrochemical Bulk Processing of SRF Cavities

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 33D-2014
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14
PI: E Jennings Taylor PhD

The DOE seeks commercially viable, fabrication technologies for SRF cavities, specifically new or improved bulk processing technologies. Current methods, such as buffered chemical polishing (BCP), use high viscosity electrolytes containing hydrofluoric acid, which is not conducive to low-cost, high volume manufacturing and is potentially harmful...

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