NASA gives $600,000 to Zyvex

Nov. 14, 2003 — Zyvex Corp. has received two-year, $600,000 federal grant to develop a versatile, nondamaging method of engineering carbon nanotubes.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from NASA builds on a program started with an SBIR grant in February. Richardson, Texas-based Zyvex will continue work on an innovative nanotube surface chemistry and demonstrate the fabrication of uniform nanotube-epoxy composites with enhanced performance.

Potential applications for NASA include lighter and stronger structural components for spacecraft, space suits and the International Space Station. Other possible uses include advanced materials for prosthetic limbs and splints, soldiers’ uniforms, and sports and leisure equipment.


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