AKHAN’s Miraj Diamond technology is selected for 2019 U.S. Army Expeditionary Technology Search
CHICAGO—AKHAN Semiconductor, a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of lab-grown, electronics-grade diamonds, recently reported that its Miraj Diamond® technology has been selected by the U.S. Army to be part of the 2019 Army Expeditionary Technology Search (xTechSearch).
The proposal, submitted by AKHAN, calls for the integration of its proprietary Miraj Diamond technology in protective coatings that can significantly enhance protection and survivability of aircraft developed under the Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) initiative.
“Our multi-layer Miraj Diamond® materials have broad applicability for protection of both optically transparent and opaque surfaces, including aircraft canopies, sensor windows, and other sensitive structures,” said AKHAN Founder and CEO Adam Khan, in a company release.
“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 defense,” said AKHAN President and COO Carl Shurboff. “We look forward to expanding our market share in 2019.”
AKHAN’s flagship Miraj Diamond Glass for consumer display is reported to be six times stronger and 10 times harder, and to run over 800 times cooler than leading glass competitors by coating standard commercial glass, such as aluminosilicate, BK7, and fused silica, with lab-grown nanocrystalline diamond. Diamond-based technology is reported to be capable of increasing power density and creating faster, lighter, and simpler devices for consumer use.
AKHAN (www.akhansemi.com), headquartered in Gurnee, Illinois, is a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of electronics-grade diamonds as functional semiconductors.