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Characterization and Improvement of Materials of Boron Nitride Nanotubes and Their Composites (Boron Nitride)

This opportunity is now closed

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity; however, this opportunity is currently closed. Please note that all documentation pertaining to this project is no longer available for distribution.

S²MARTS Research Project No. 23-07 Award Notice

This opportunity was awarded to Purdue University on 09 January 2024.

Solutions Due: 28 August 2023 at 12:00 PM ET

Q&A Releases: 23 August 2023 at 12:30 PM ET

Project TALX: 21 August 2023 at 01:00 PM ET

Questions Due: 17 August 2023 at 12:00 PM ET

RFS Release: 15 August 2023 at 08:00 AM ET

Coming Soon Notice: 29 June 2023 at 08:00 AM ET


Q&A RELEASE

The Government has answered your questions that were submitted regarding the Boron Nitride Request for Solutions (RFS). You can find Q&A Release #1 by requesting the Key Documents.


PROJECT TALX

Monday, 21 August 2023 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

During this hour-long event, the Government team shared additional details about the project and answered questions during a live Q&A session. You can view the webinar recording, slide deck, and Q&A release by requesting the Key Documents.


REQUEST FOR SOLUTIONS (RFS) RELEASE

The Government has released the Request for Solutions (RFS) for the Boron Nitride opportunity. If you're interested in reviewing the documentation associated with the RFS, please fill out the "Request To See Documents" form on the righthand side of this page.


COMING SOON

The Department of the Navy (DoN) is seeking research (utilizing 10 U.S.C. 4021 Authority) to expand their capability to design, process, characterize, and test materials for research and development. One material of interest for this research effort is boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs). BNNTs are an emerging material that has many unique properties including directional thermal conductivity, high strength, and electrical resistivity. As manufacturing techniques improve and these materials become more easily accessible, their characterization, improvement, and optimization need attention for continued development. Not only do BNNTs need characterized, but also their potential form factors and processing methods. While BNNTs are highlighted here, this is not to limit the research and development to only this materials system but may also include materials with similar properties and the materials that may be used in conjunction to improve their performance and use case.

The objective is to expand the Navy’s capability to design, process, characterize, and test materials for research and development.

The project’s period of performance is currently estimated to be completed within 12 months with an optional 24 months of project award.

PROJECT TIMELINE

Coming Soon Notice:

June 29, 2023 8:00 am ET

RFS Release:

August 15, 2023 8:00 am ET

RNI Release:

ET

Questions Due:

August 17, 2023 12:00 pm ET

Q&A Responses:

August 23, 2023 12:30 pm ET

Solution Due:

August 28, 2023 12:00 pm ET

Award Notice:

January 9, 2024 12:00 pm ET

Awareness Day:

ET

Innovator NETWORX:

ET

August 21, 2023 1:00 pm ET