MPI’s “Ultraconductor” SBIR Grant Reports

Here are the reports produced by MPI and MPI’s subsidiary RTS on their “Ultraconductor” SBIR grant work:

Here is MPI’s 1995 report:

SBIR MPI USAF Phase I Final Rpt 1995

And here is MPI’s 1996 report:

SBIR MPI USAF Phase II Final Rpt 1996

And here is RTS’s 1998 report:

SBIR RTS Final Report TE 1998

And here is RTS’s 1999 report:

SBIR RTS Final Rpt Patterning 1999

It is important to understand that the “Ultraconductor” film was only “ultraconductive” to current across the thin dimension of the film – and not along the extensive dimensions. MPI asserted that they would develop a way to make the thin “ultraconductive” film thicker – and never did so. MPI asserted that they would develop a way to make “ultraconductive” wire – and never did so.  MPI asserted that their enrichment method would become the key to making thicker film and wire – but the method never did so.  MPI asserted that their “Ultraconductor” film would surely prove wonderfully useful for making thermoelectric devices – but once again, the rosy claims went unfulfilled. MPI asserted that they would obtain “ultraconductivity” along the plane of the film, instead of merely across the thin dimension, by repositioning the supposedly “ultraconductive” channels. They never did so.

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