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Characterization and synthesis of carbon nano-materials by LDI-IM TOF MS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62159
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
022592
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
IONWERKS, INC.
3401 Louisiana St., Suite 355 HOUSTON, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Characterization and synthesis of carbon nano-materials by LDI-IM TOF MS
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS5-03051
Award Amount: $69,856.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses problems of the synthesis and separation of carbon nanotubes for a wide range of nanotechnology applications. We propose to use unique capabilities of Laser Desorption Ionization - Ion Mobility Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for identification and selective deposition of carbon nano-materials produced by High-Pressure Gas-Phase Catalytic Disproportination of carbon monoxide. We will evaluate the capabilities of the LDI-IM TOF MS system for the identification and separation of different carbon nano-phases by obtaining the mass-mobility information.Once we have demonstrated the viability of the LDI-IM TOF MS for the identification of carbon nanophases in a wide range of masses including short nanotubes, the task of the Phase II of the project be will to use a modified LDI-IM setup for the rapid preparation of thin films of pure nanophases for testing as electron emitter surfaces, catalysts, or biologically active selected areas. As a result of this project novel efficient technique for the characterization and synthesis of carbon nano-materials will be developed.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Ugarov
Principal Investigator
7135229880
mvu@ionwerks.com

Business Contact:

Maria Ambriz
Business Manager
7135229880
Dempsey@ionwerks.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Ionwerks
2472 Bolsover Suite 255 Houston, TX 77005

EIN/Tax ID: 760589694
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No