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Production of Advanced Nanomaterials from Biological Substrates

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72617
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00427
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NexTech Materials, Ltd.
404 Enterprise Dr. Lewis Center, OH 43035-9423
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Production of Advanced Nanomaterials from Biological Substrates
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2005-33610-15526
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

Current conventional methods of fabricating titania based ceramics have not resulted in superior materials performance. This project will utilize the nano-architecture of existing silica based micro-algae that have been chemically converted to demonstrated ceramic photo-catalyst materials while maintaining the intricate micro-algae shape and morphology to dramatically improve materials performance. After demonstrating the process for silica chemical conversion to value added ceramic materials, energy conversion devices with the novel bio-ceramic system as a component will be fabricated and tested against benchmark traditionally prepared nano-scale materials.

Principal Investigator:

Christopher Holt
Research Scientist
6148426606
holt@nextechmaterials.com

Business Contact:

Christopher Holt
Research Scientist
6148426606
holt@nextechmaterials.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NexTech Materials, Ltd.
404 Enterprise Drive Lewis Center, OH 43035

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