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SBIR Phase I: New Synthetic Strategies for Fluoropolymer Integrated Optics

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
62762
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0232419
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Tetramer Technologies, L.L.C.
657 S. Mechanic Street Pendleton, SC 29670-1808
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: SBIR Phase I: New Synthetic Strategies for Fluoropolymer Integrated Optics
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0232419
Award Amount: $99,930.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project will focus on synthesis methods to bring the cost of perflurocyclobutyl (PFCB) containing polymers to commercially practical levels. PFCBs are exciting photonic materials due to their breakthrough optical performance and manufacturing characteristics of low optical transmission loss, high Tg, broad refractive index tailorability, and excellent melt and solution processability. Optical performance is tailored based on the fluorine content and backbone structure of the polymer, making synthesis innovation of this family of photonic materials critical to achieving unique performance and commercial availability. The photonic materials market is projected to grow significantly due to the step change in performance for electronic materials. Commercialization will be achieved through sale of the polymer into the optical device market.

Principal Investigator:

Earl Wagener

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Tetramer Technologies, L.L.c
501-8 Old Greenville Hwy, #325 Clemson, SC 29631

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