Licensing, product acquisition, proof of concept leading to scale-up to manufacturing, joint development, supplier agreement
Phase 1 – Technology Assessment – 3 - 6 months
Phase 2 – Development plan / Scale up – 12-24 months
All terms to be negotiated depending on technology status
Keywords: transient liquids, mineral compositions, additives, fast sintering, pore formation
For questions and comments, you are welcome to contact the NineSigma Program Manager, Oliver Worsfold: Worsfold@NineSigma.com
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Mineral Compositions Enabling Low Temperature Transient Liquid Formation
NineSigma, representing a global high-performance materials manufacturer, invites proposals from organizations and researchers for novel mineral composition that enable transient liquid formation at low temperatures.
NineSigma’s client is a global supplier of high performance materials for a variety of high temperature applications. Transient liquids process relies on the liquid reaction with time leading to novel solid crystalline compounds at high temperatures. The transient liquid formed evaporates over time to leave pores enabling fast sintering within the bulk phase.
Currently, NineSigma's client incorporates Boron source into Alumina compounds which forms the transient liquid at <1000 °C.
The objective of the current search is to identify potential mineral additives that enable the formation of the transient liquids at lower temperatures and ideally below 700 °C.
The client is open to all solutions from academia and industry.
Key Success Criteria
The ideal solution will be a mineral composition which meets the following criteria:
Transient liquid formation: <700°C
Additive addition <2% of final product formulation
Enable fast sintering of final product formulation
Minimum effect on thermal properties at higher temperatures (> 1200 °C)
Any mineral composition which enables the formation of low temperature transient liquids with the following systems:
Items to be Submitted
Your response should address the following:
Non-confidential description of proposed technology and working principle
Status of IP and Freedom to operate
Brief overview of organization
Experience of commercial exploitation of chemistry methodology development