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SBIR Phase I: A method and reactor for continuous production of titania and…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1047215
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
NM
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Advanced Energy Materials, LLC
201 E. Jefferson St, Suite 111B Louisville, KY 40202-1249
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: SBIR Phase I: A method and reactor for continuous production of titania and related metal oxide nanowires
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1047215
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a new method and reactor for continuous and large-scale production of titania and other related metal oxide nanowires. Inexpensive micron scale metal oxide and spherically shaped powders will be converted to nanowires using a plasma oxidation scheme. The fast reaction time (on the order of minutes) of this process will allow the development of a reactor for continuous production of nanowire powders. The broader/commercial impact of this project will be the potential to provide a process and reactor for the production of nanowire-based materials in large volume. Titania and manganese oxide nanowire powders will find commercial applications in lithium-ion batteries for transportation and large-scale storage. Ceria and titania nanowire powders may also be used in catalysis, paints, light-weight and optical composite materials etc.

Principal Investigator:

Vivekanand H. Kumar
5025419003
vivekanand.kumar@gmail.com

Business Contact:

Vivekanand H. Kumar
MS
5025419003
vivekanand.kumar@gmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Energy Materials, LLC
201 E. Jefferson St, Suite 303 Louisville, KY 40202-1249

EIN/Tax ID: 800417472
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No