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STTR Phase I: Process to Produce Powder Metal Fluorides

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84958
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0637577
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nano-Electrochem, Inc.
2501 N. Loop Drive Ames, IA 50010 8651
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: STTR Phase I: Process to Produce Powder Metal Fluorides
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0637577
Award Amount: $149,993.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims to develop a novel chemistry to prepare metal fluorides by the direct reaction of metals with fluorocarbons. The new process is highly suited to the manufacture of: (1) wires for optical communications; (2) high-surface-area metal fluoride catalysts used in the generation of fluoropolymers; and, (3) optical thin films such as anti-reflective coatings. The final example represents an $8 billion market at this time. As compared with the deposition methods presently employed by industry, the chemistry proposed is inherently cheaper and faster; in addition it does not use the extremely hazardous reagents that are now required. The project aims to involve under-represented students as interns, and to support the retention of these and other graduates in Iowa by helping to build a high tech research base in the state.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew Tipton
Dr
5032695460
andrewtipton@nano-electrochem.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Tipton
5152439023
andrewtipton@nano-electrochem.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nano-Electrochem, Inc.
2501 N. Loop Drive Ames, IA 50010

EIN/Tax ID: 204491681
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
OR State Univ
207 Gilbert Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331 4003
Contact: Michael M. Lerner
Contact Phone: (541) 737-6747
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university