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METHOD OF PRODUCING CARBON CLUSTERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11610
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11610
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TDA Research, Inc.
12345 W. 52nd Ave. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: METHOD OF PRODUCING CARBON CLUSTERS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $48,921.00
 

Abstract:

NANOMETER-SCALE AGGREGATES OF ORDER 10 TO 100 ATOMS, KNOWN AS CLUSTERS, HAVE GENERATED A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST IN RECENT YEARS DUE TO THEIR POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS AS CATALYSTS, OPTICAL MATERIALS AND ELECTRONIC MATERIALS. STABLE CLUSTERS OF CARBON HAVE BEEN OBSERVED AND A UNIQUE SPHERICAL STRUCTURE SIMILAR TO THAT OF A SOCCER BALL HAS BEEN PROPOSED FOR THEM. CARBON CLUSTERS ARE GIVEN THE NAME FULLERENES AFTER THE MOST HIGHLY SYMMETRICAL ONE KNOWN AS BUCKMINSTERFULLERENE, C60. FULLERENES ARE INTERESTING BOTH FROM AN ACADEMIC STANDPOINT AND FOR THEIR POSSIBLE PRACTICALUSES. FOR EXAMPLE, THEY WOULD BE THE ONLY SPHERICAL MOLECULES KNOWN WITH AROMATIC STABILITY. FULLERENES HAVE POTENTIAL PRACTICAL USES AS HIGH-TEMPERATURE, OXIDATION-RESISTANT LUBRICANTS AND CATALYSTS. THIS PROPOSAL DETAILS A POSSIBLE METHOD OF ISOLATING RELATIVELY LARGE QUANTITIES OF FULLERENES FOR CHEMICAL ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF POSSIBLE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS. THE METHOD IS RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE AND SIMPLE TO IMPLEMENT.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Michael e. karpuk
PRESIDENT
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Tda Research Inc
12421 West 49th Ave #6 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

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