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INTERFACIAL CONDENSATION POLYMERS FOR ANALYTE-SPECIFIC SENSOR COATINGS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6973
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6973
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
BEND RESEARCH, INC.
64550 RESEARCH RD BEND, OR 97701
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: INTERFACIAL CONDENSATION POLYMERS FOR ANALYTE-SPECIFIC SENSOR COATINGS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,367.00
 

Abstract:

MANY U.S. INDUSTRIES ARE FINDING THAT THEIR SURVIVAL WILL DEPEND ON SUBSTANTIALLY IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY. THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW SENSORS IS VITAL TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ROBOTICS OR AUTOMATION, THE MOST COMMON MEANS OF INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY. IN ONE OF THE MOST PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO ANALYZING COMPLEX MIXTURES, PARTIALLY SELECTIVE SENSORS ARE COMBINED IN AN ARRAY WITH APPROPRIATE ELECTRONIC PROCESSING OF THE VARIOUS RESPONSES. A NEW APPROACH TO THE PREPARATION OF PARTIALLY SELECTIVE SENSORS WILL BE INVESTIGATED, IN WHICH AN ANALYTE-SELECTIVE POLYMER FILM IS APPLIED TO A PIEZOELECTRIC POLYVINYLIDINE FLUORIDE (PVDF) FILM. THE ANALYTE-SELECTIVE POLYMERS CHOSEN SHOULD BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A PHYSICAL RESPONSE THAT CAN BE CONVERTED TO AN ELECTRICAL SIGNAL BY THE PIEZOELECTRIC FILM. SENSORS BASED ON PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS HAVE BEEN USED PRIMARILY TO MEASURE VAPOR-PHASE COMPONENTS. THE SENSORS RESULTING FROM THIS PROGRAM, HOWEVER, WILL BE INTENDED SPECIFICALLY FOR MEASURING OF CONCENTRATIONS OF COMPONENTS OF LIQUID SOLUTIONS. SUCH SENSORS WOULD HAVE WIDE APPLICATION FOR AUTOMATED PROCESS CONTROL IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY.

Principal Investigator:

Dr james r lowell jr
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bend Research Inc
64550 Research Rd Bend, OR 97701

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No