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ULTRA-FAST TIME-RESOLVED SPECTROFLUOROMETER

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
21653
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
21653
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P. O. Box 1058, 30C Hebron Avenue Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: ULTRA-FAST TIME-RESOLVED SPECTROFLUOROMETER
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,535.00
 

Abstract:

A FAST AND HIGH SENSITIVITY TIME-RESOLVED SPECTROFLUOROMETER IS BEING DEVELOPED INTO A COMMERCIAL PRODUCT. IN CONTRAST WITH THE CLASSICAL FLUOROMETRIC METHOD, SUCH AS TIME-CORRELATED SINGLE PHOTON COUNTING AND PHASE MODULATION, THE NOVEL INSTRUMENT IS BASED ON THE INTRODUCTION OF TWO RECENTLY DEVELOPED TECHNOLOGIES: (1) SINGLE PULSE LASER EXCITATION AND NANOSECOND WAVEFORM ANALYZING BY ELECTRONIC IMAGING, AND (2) ACOUSTOOPTICAL TUNABLE FILTER AS AN ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED MONOCHROMATOR. THE INSTRUMENTS HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF SIMULTANEOUSLY ACQUIRING A COMPLETE SET OF DECAY AND SPECTRAL CURVE SUFFICIENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 3-D MANIFOLD WITHIN 1 SECOND. THE SENSITIVITY OF THE INSTRUMENT CAN BE AS HIGH AS AT FEMTOMOLE (10(-15) MOLE) AND ATTOMOLE (10(-18) MOLE) LEVEL. THESE ARE FAR BEYOND THE CAPABILITIES OF CURRENT INSTRUMENTS. THE INSTRUMENT IS COMPACT, LIGHTWEIGHT, LOW-COST, AND SUITABLE FOR FACILITATING WIDE APPLICATIONS OF THE FLUOROSCOPIC METHOD. THE LONG-TERM GOAL IS TO USE THE METHOD TO DEVELOP NUMEROUS SPECIALIZED INSTRUMENTS FOR BASIC RESEARCH AS WELL AS FOR CLINICAL AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

M Meyyappan
2036590333

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Scientific Research Associates
50 Nye Rd Po Box 1058 Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No