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STTR Phase I: A Simple and Innovative Approach to the Synthesis of Metal,…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88457
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0740125
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cosmas
1431 Oakcrest Ln. Provo, UT 84604 0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: STTR Phase I: A Simple and Innovative Approach to the Synthesis of Metal, Alloy, Metal Oxide, and Mixed-Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0740125
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

The Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project addresses the scale-up to kilogram quantities of a novel university laboratory solid-state method of synthesizing metal oxide and metal nanoparticles by mixing common chemical starting materials and baking the resulting precursor material at modest temperatures; and the dispersment of the loosely agglomerated particles for commercial applications. The synthetic method will be, low cost, environmentally friendly and will yield high quality materials. Commercial applications include coatings for abrasion, ultraviolet radiation and heat protection. Because of their small size, high crystallinity and purity, applications as catalysts are being explored. Also, because of their crystallinity, the particles retain the properties (e.g., magnetism) of the bulk material which can be useful for applications as diverse as medical imaging contrast agents and electronic memory. Metal oxide or metal nanoparticles can be made of any transition metal, actinide or lanthanide which can also be doped with metals from Groups I and II, and they can be made with any combination of any number of these metals in any stoichiometric ratio, hence these limitless new compositions are finding unique applications in fuel cells, batteries, catalysts, etc.

Principal Investigator:

Lynn Astle
PhD
8013677085
LynnAstle@cosmas-inc.com

Business Contact:

Lynn Astle
PhD
8013677085
LynnAstle@cosmas-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cosmas
1431 Oakcrest Ln. Provo, UT 84604

EIN/Tax ID: 261409998
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Brigham Young University
3760 HBLL
Provo, UT 84602 6844
Contact: Juliana Boerio-Goates
Contact Phone: (801) 225-4823
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university