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Materials and Processing System for the Economic Production of Single-Wall…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
86345
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0324
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Brewer Science Incorporated
2401 BREWER DR ROLLA, MO 65401 7003
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Materials and Processing System for the Economic Production of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Thin-Film Transistors
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0127
Award Amount: $98,998.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase I SBIR program, Brewer Science, Inc. (BSI), a leader in innovative microelectronic materials, and our pioneering additive manufacturing partner will develop and demonstrate a cost-effective materials production process for fabricating high-performance thin-film transistors (TFTs) using single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and manufacturing-scalable direct printing technology. In recent years, high-performance SWCNT-based transistors have been successfully produced on a laboratory/research scale. The techniques used in those efforts, however, are not readily adaptable to low-cost commercial-scale manufacturing. For SWCNT devices to become commercially viable, manufacturing techniques must be developed that are low cost, efficient, reliable, and readily adaptable to a wide range of devices. BSI's proposed effort is based on technologies and processes that have been conceived and partially developed within BSI laboratories with a succinct focus on commercial manufacturability. Our proposed technology is expected to lead to surfactant-free, type-enriched SWCNT solutions that can be directly printed onto flexible or rigid substrates using high-speed and commercially demonstrated aerosol-jet printing technologies to produce high-performance miniaturized electronic devices.

Principal Investigator:

Wu-Sheng Shih
Scientist
5733640300
wshih@brewerscience.com

Business Contact:

Tony Flaim
Chief Technical Officer
5733640300
tflaim@brewerscience.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BREWER SCIENCE, INC.
2401 Brewer Drive Rolla, MO 65401

EIN/Tax ID: 431240668
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No