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Company Information:

Name: Hummingbird Scientific, Llc
Address: 2610 Willamette Drive NE
Suite A
Lacey, WA 98516-1329
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
Phone: (360) 252-2737

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $1,549,847.00 12
SBIR Phase II $2,999,985.00 4
STTR Phase I $100,000.00 1
STTR Phase II $749,999.00 1

Award List:

A High Accuracy Mechanism for the Rotation of Electron Microscopy Samples

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mark Scheeff, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,936.00
Abstract:
78128S Transmission electron microscopy is uniquely able to image the internal structure of materials at resolutions in the nanometer to sub-Angstrom scale, and as such is a primary tool in materials science and nanotechnology research. Crucial to obtaining these images, however, is the ability to… More

High-accuracy Full Rotation Sample Manipulator for Electron Tomography

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mark Scheeff, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,936.00
Abstract:
78165S Electron tomography can provide three-dimensional image information about the internal structure of solid-state and biological materials, making it a crucial tool for nanotechnology and life science research, as well as semiconductor failure analysis. Existing methods for producing tomograms… More

An Ultrahigh Resolution Specimen Holder with Large Tilt Range for the Transmission Electron Microscope

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mark C. Scheeff, Mr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is the primary methodology for characterizing the internal structure of materials at the nanometer to sub-Angstrom scale. In the TEM, image formation results from the scattering of an incident electron wave by the atoms inside the crystal, and results in the… More

A Full Rotation Specimen Holder for State-of-the-art Tomography in a Transmission Electron Microscope

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mark C. Scheeff, Mr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Three-dimensional electron tomography can render images of the internal structure of solid-state and biological materials at the nanometer scale, and is finding increased application in nanotechnology, semiconductor industries, and the life sciences. However, current systems cannot acquire all the… More

Development of a Thermally Stable and Vibration-Free Ultra-High-Temperature Stage for the Transmission Electron Microscope

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Mark Scheeff, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,975.00
Abstract:
Electron microscopes are important tools for materials research. However, the current state of the art for the heating and cooling stages of these microscopes has five major limiting factors: (1) temperature limitation to 1600C, (2) substantial thermal drift, (3) vibration induced from cooling… More

System for generation of frozen-hydrated samples using the Focused Ion Beam

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Mark Scheeff
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The long term objective of our application is to develop hardware and procedures that will allow researchers to better understand the function of the cell. Our specific aim is to provide a system that will allow researchers to better prepare frozen hydrated… More

A Continuous Flow Liquid Cell Holder for the Transmission Electron Microscope

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Principal Investigator: Norman J. Salmon, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Niels de Jong
Abstract:
Electron microscopy of specimen in liquid has recently been demonstrated by Niels de Jong at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). A sample was enclosed in a liquid compartment with electron transparent windows and imaged using a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM). Expanding on this… More

System for generation of frozen-hydrated samples using the Focused Ion Beam

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator:
Award Amount: $749,985.00
Abstract:
Project Summary The long term objective of our application is to develop hardware and procedures that will allow researchers to better understand the function of the cell. Our specific aim is to provide a system that will allow researches to better prepare frozen hydrated specimens for study via… More

Instrumentation for Quantifiable Experimental Mechanics at the Deep Nanoscale

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Norman J. Salmon, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
With the development of new nanostructured materials, there is an increasing need to quantify their basic properties. The small size scales of the materials complicate the adaptation of existing experimental approaches and require new instruments to perform basic measurements. This project will… More

A Continuous Flow Liquid Cell for the TEM and STEM Microscopes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Norman J. Salmon, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The addition of continuous fluid flow through a set of electron transparent windows in a transmission electron microscope (TEM) or scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) will provide the ability to image reactions that occur at the nanoscale. In particular, liquid STEM presents a unique in… More

Phase plate holder for transmission electron microscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Norman J. Salmon
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The objective of our application is to develop hardware and procedures that will allow researchers to practically utilize phase plates in the back focal plane of the objective lens in a Transmission Electron Microscope. Use of precisely positioned phase plates… More

Supplement for System for generation of frozen-hydrated samples using the Focused

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: HHS
Principal Investigator: Norman J. Salmon
Award Amount: $350,000.00
Abstract:
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Transmission electron microscope (TEM) tomography provides three-dimensional images at the nanometer scale. It is a mainstream technique in biological electron microscopy, and is rapidly finding applications in the semi conductor and nanotechnology industries. In… More

Instrumentation for Quantifiable Experimental Mechanics at the Deep Nanoscale

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Norman J. Salmon, Mr.
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Researchers are currently hindered from observing dynamic liquid-liquid and liquid-solid interactions in transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) and scanning transmission electron microscopes (STEMs). Yet, solid-state materials and fluids interact in many important ways. For example, solid-state… More

An Integrated Environmental Holder for the TEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Norman Salmon, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The Department of Energy supports the microcharacterization of materials via Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) as a core research area. This project will expand the utility of TEM by developing an environmental holder for liquid and gaseous environments. While the proposed effort will focus… More

A High Applied Field Magnetizing Holder for the TEM

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Norman Salmon, Mr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The DOE is seeking a capability that will allow samples in electron microscopes to be subjected to high magnetic fields. Some of the most exciting scientific developments are being made in the field of nanoscale magnetic materials, for example the discovery of the giant magneto resistance (GMR) and… More

Observing biological and chemical interactions at nanoscale resolution with scanning transmission electron microscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Research Institution: Oak Ridge National Lab
Principal Investigator: Norman Salmon, President
Award Amount: $749,999.00
RI Contact: Karren More
Abstract:
Solid-state and biological materials interact with fluids in many important ways. Solid-state nanoparticles are formed via solution based synthesis and biological cells exist live only in a fluid environment. In Phase I, we demonstrated a method to image

SBIR Phase I:Atomic force microscopy in-situ in the transmission electron microscope

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Daan Hein Alsem, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project will combine the two primary experimental methods for characterization in nanotechnology, atomic force microscopy (AFM) and in-situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM), into one tool. The AFM allows high-resolution images to be made… More

SBIR Phase I: In-situ Transmission Electron Microscope Microfluidic Specimen Holder with High Accuracy Environmental Monitoring and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Daan Hein Alsem
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will develop a microfluidic in-situ Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) specimen holder with accurate temperature and pressure measurement and control abilities. The inability to dynamically image materials at atomic resolutions in changing… More