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Molecular Shape Detection for Chemical Analysis

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
83235
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A074-012-0120
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ryon Technologies
200 Massasoit Ave. East Providence, RI 02914
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Molecular Shape Detection for Chemical Analysis
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0100
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

Rydberg Fingerprint Spectroscopy has recently been discovered as a tool to identify molecular shapes. Ryon Technologies, Inc. was founded to bring this exciting new technology to markets as a shape sensitive detector that can be interfaced with existing mass spectrometry instrumentation. In Phase 1 the feasibility of such a detector was confirmed. During Phase 2, a prototype instrument will be contructed and tested. This prototype will be interfaced with a time-of-flight mass spectrometer, e.g. the Bruker-Daltonics micrOTOF. The Rydberg states will be generated by photoexcitation. The binding energies of these states will then be measured with a novel electron energy analyzer. Once the prototype is operational, a limited fingerprint library will be generated and the shape sensitivity will be demonstrated by comparing samples against this library.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph D. Geiser
Senior Research Scientist
4018639661
ryontech@mac.com

Business Contact:

Peter M. Weber
President
4018633767
peter_weber@brown.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

RYON TECHNOLOGIES
3 Davol Square Suite A301 Providence, RI 02903

EIN/Tax ID: 348720651
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
BROWN UNIV.
Office of Sponsored Projects
Box 1929
Providence, RI 2912
Contact: Norman J. Hebert
Contact Phone: (401) 863-2777
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university