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US Army selects AKHAN’s Miraj Diamond technology

21st February 2019 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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AKHAN Semiconductor’s Miraj Diamond technology has been selected for the 2019 US Army Expeditionary Technology Search challenge, the company announced on 18 February 2019.

The proposal, submitted by AKHAN, calls for the integration of Miraj Diamond technology in protective coatings that will enhance protection and survivability of the aircraft developed under the army’s Future Vertical Liftinitiative.

AKHAN claims Miraj Diamond Glass is six times stronger, ten times harder, and runs over 800 times cooler than commercial glasses such as Gorilla Glass by coating standard commercial glass such as aluminosilicate, BK7, and fused silica with nanocrystalline diamond.

The diamond-based technology is said to be capable of increasing power density as well as creating faster, lighter and simpler devices for consumer use. The multi-layer Miraj Diamond materials are applicable for protection of both optically transparent and opaque surfaces including aircraft canopies, sensor windows and other sensitive structures.

Carl Shurboff, president and COO, AKHAN, said: ‘With the recent launch of our pilot production facility in Gurnee, Illinois, AKHAN continues to expand its rapid prototyping capabilities and deep expertise in developing innovative diamond-based solutions for consumer electronics, aerospace, and defence.’

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