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Ink Jet Printing of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Integrated Circuits

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91721
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0329
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NanoTechLabs Inc.
409 W. Maple St. Yadkinville, NC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Ink Jet Printing of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Integrated Circuits
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0346
Award Amount: $98,822.00
 

Abstract:

The goal of the proposed work is to evaluate the viability of printing integrated circuits using Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) as the base material. Commercially, the impact of advanced printing electronics technology is significant. These technologies have the potential to reduce manufacturing costs and ultimately lead to an industry- wide improvement in manufacturing time efficiency. In this work, we plan to isolate semiconducting SWNTs using the density gradient method, and then functionalize them to be used as p- and n- type channels for ink-jet printed TFTs. In collaboration with Foster Miller and BAE systems, we will ink-jet print the SWNT solutions made at NanoTechLabs including metallic interconnects using both metallic SWNTs and small diameter metallic MWNTs. The end goal of this work is to create viable semiconducting and metallic nanotube inks along with a compatible polymeric solution which can be used to print the needed components for a nanotube-based logic circuit.

Principal Investigator:

Jay Gaillard
Chief Technical Officer
3368497474
gaillardj@nanotechlabs.com

Business Contact:

Richard Czerw
President
3364037762
czerwr@nanotechlabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NANOTECHLABS, INC.
409 W. Maple St. Yadkinville, NC 27055

EIN/Tax ID: 300324722
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No