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STTR Phase II: A Simple and Innovative Approach to the Synthesis of Metal,…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
88457
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0740125
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
S13
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cosmas
1431 Oakcrest Ln. Provo, UT 84604 0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: STTR Phase II: A Simple and Innovative Approach to the Synthesis of Metal, Alloy, Metal Oxide, and Mixed-Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0956628
Award Amount: $486,913.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project aims to develop a manufacturing process to synthesize metal oxide, sulfide and other nanoparticles. The subject method simply involves mixing of common dry chemical starting materials and heating the resulting precursor material to a modest temperature. The objective is to demonstrate feasibility and scalability of this low-cost manufacturing process. Methods of dispersing aggregated particles in aqueous and polar solvents will be also be investigated. The broader/commercial impact of this project will be the potential to offer a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly process to produce a broad spectrum of high quality nanoparticles. Current methods of making nanoparticles involve heavy energy consumption, large amounts of waste, and/or purification problems. The synthetic approach in this project has the potential to become the method of choice to supply novel nanoparticles in many low to high technology applications. It is anticipated to obtain nanoparticles with particle sizes less than 15 nm, size variations within

Principal Investigator:

Lynn Astle
8013677085
LynnAstle@cosmas-inc.com

Business Contact:

Lynn Astle
8013677085
LynnAstle@cosmas-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Cosmas
1431 Oakcrest Ln. Provo, UT 84604

EIN/Tax ID: 261409998
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Brigham Young University
525 South Center Street
Rexburg, ID 83440
Contact: Brian Woodfield
Contact Phone: 8014222093