This project seeks to develop and evaluate novel advanced composite materials which contain magnetic nano-particles. The primary goal is to develop a new class of lightweight magnetic materials. During this project, several key technical challenges will be investigated, including development of robust methods to produce magnetic nanoparticles, synthesis of novel polymers and other matrix materials to improve composite magnet performance and durability, and development of alignment methodologies for magnet fabrication.More »
This work primarily aligns with NASA Technology Area TA12: Materials, Structures, Mechanical Systems and Manufacturing, and is expected to impact space power and energy storage through its impact on flywheels. Additionally, the development of lightweight magnetic materials will reduce the mass of space operations, thereby increasing the weight available for other systems.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Kennedy Space Center (KSC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Kennedy Space Center, FL|
|Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)||Supporting Organization||Academic|
|Florida Institute of Technology||Supporting Organization||Academic||Melbourne, FL|
|Johnson Space Center (JSC)||Supporting Organization||NASA Center||Houston, TX|
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