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Understanding and Control of the Structure of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73351
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F054-005-0168
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Xintek, Inc.
7020 KIT CREEK RD STE 210 RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC 27709-2848
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Understanding and Control of the Structure of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Produced in Laser Plasma
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-05-C-0125
Award Amount: $99,950.00
 

Abstract:

The exceptional properties of carbon nanotubes that have prompted potential applications rely on their atomic structure. While the sensitivity of nanotube properties on structural features has been extensively investigated through theoretical analysis and numerical simulations, in practice there is no still effective control of the atomic structure of nanotubes in any of the current synthesis techniques. Actually, there has no even a reliable method to characterize the atomic structure of carbon nanotubes with high precision. Xintek, Inc. has pioneered the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) synthesis of carbon nanotubes with unique and tunable properties for field-induced electron emission applications through development of a new generation of metallic catalysts. In Phase I of this project, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, we will investigate the effectiveness of the Xintek catalysts in the production of single-walled carbon nanotubes using laser evaporation. Specifically, we will (a) Study the functions of the CVD effective catalyst in laser evaporation for the production of single-walled carbon nanotubes; (b) Determine and map the atomic structure (diameter and chirality) of the produced nanotubes in correlation with synthesis condictions; and (c) Gain insights on the possible control in the atomic structure of carbon nanotubes produced in laser plasma for controllable and large-scale production.

Principal Investigator:

Bo Gao
Research Scientist
9193139638
bgao@xintek.com

Business Contact:

Shan Bai
CEO
9193139638
sbai@xintek.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Xintek, Inc.
P.O. Box 13788, 7020 Kit Creek road, suite 280 RTP, NC 27709

EIN/Tax ID: 582580010
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF NORTH CAROLINA
Office of Sponsored Research, 104 Airport Dr. Ste. 2200
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Contact: Tony G. Waldrop
Contact Phone: (919) 966-3411
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university