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Environmentally-Friendly Anti-Fouling Coverglass for Bio-Optical Sensors and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72583
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
NOAA 05-81
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc
6201 East Oltorf St. Suite 400 Austin, TX 78741-7511
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Environmentally-Friendly Anti-Fouling Coverglass for Bio-Optical Sensors and Solar Panels
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG133R06CN0202
Award Amount: $299,935.00
 

Abstract:

During a successful Phase I feasibility study, Nanohmics¿ scientists were able to incorporate environmentally-friendly algaecides into hard, optical quality polymers for use as coverglass materials. These transparent coverglass materials stopped all marine algae growth on the glass for well over a month. The Phase II development will further this research by incorporating natural product and/or environmentally-friendly algaecides and pesticides into a novel optical quality polymer. This newly developed polymer has the optical qualities of polycarbonate and yet exhibits nearly a 40% increase over polycarbonate¿s impact resistance and enhanced resistance to UV aging. The advanced coverglass material will be fully developed for commercial production and tested in laboratory and actual marine environments for optical, physical, and anti-biofoulding properties as well as for their impact on the environment.

Principal Investigator:

Donald E. Patterson
Senior Scientist
5123899990
dpatterson@nanohmics.com

Business Contact:

Steve M. Savoy
Vice President, R & D
5123899990
ssavoy@nanohmics.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanohmics, Inc.
6201 East Oltorf Street #400 Austin, TX 78741

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