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STTR Phase II: Large-Scale Production of Pristine Nano Graphene

Award Information

National Science Foundation
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
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Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Phase II
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Small Business Information
Angstron Materials, LLC
1240 McCook Avenue Dayton, OH 45404-1059
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: STTR Phase II: Large-Scale Production of Pristine Nano Graphene
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1057999
Award Amount: $499,998.00


This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project aims to develop a method for rapid, direct and large-scale production of pristine nano-graphene platelets (NGPs). A combined molecular dynamic, macroscopic modeling and experimental approach will be used to (1) further improve the understanding of the underlying principles behind effective peeling of single-layer graphene sheets from graphite particles in selected liquid mediums, and (2) to clearly determine the most critical processing conditions that govern the graphene production rate in a continuous processing reactor. The broader/commercial impacts of this project will be the potential to offer a cost-effective method to produce pristine nano-graphene in large quantities. NGPs are of exceptional scientific and technological significance. The ability to produce large-volume pristine nano-graphene will have a profound impact on the evolution of nano-graphene science and technology. Highly conductive graphene may find practical applications in transparent and conductive coating, supercapacitor, battery electrode, fuel cell bipolar plates, and conductive nanocomposite.

Principal Investigator:

Aruna Zhamu

Business Contact:

Aruna Zhamu
Small Business Information at Submission:

Angstron Materials, LLC
1240 McCook Ave. Dayton, OH 45404-1059

EIN/Tax ID: 260650907
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Research Institution Information:
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Contact Phone: 9377752425