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Deterministic fabrication of aligned carbon nanotube array and device…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
O10B-004-4008
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-T004
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
Absolute Nano, LLC
303 S. Main #304 Ann Arbor, MI 48104-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Deterministic fabrication of aligned carbon nanotube array and device architectures
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0217
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In this Phase I STTR project, we plan to demonstrate a new platform for engineering the diameter and packing density of vertically aligned CNT"forests", based on a scalable"blade casting"method of spatially directed evaporative self-assembly of metal catalyst nanoparticles. Using these self-assembled catalyst arrays, CNT forests will be grown by atmospheric pressure thermal CVD, taking advantage of the rapid control capability of the SabreTube furnace system developed by Absolute Nano. The catalysts arrays and CNT forests will be characterized and CNTs by atomic force and electron microscopy, and their key attributes will be compared. In parallel, starting from patterned CNT arrays grown from thin film catalysts, we will prototype and characterize a novel interpenetrating thin-film CNT (IPCNT) capacitor device architecture. At the end of Phase I, we aim to integrate the self-assembly and patterning methods for production of IPCNT device arrays having geometrically-specified properties, and commercialize a blade-casting tool as an instrument for self-assembly of nanoparticles.

Principal Investigator:

A. J. Hart
Chief Technology Officer
(617) 319-9617
john@absolutenano.com

Business Contact:

Steven Vozar
Vice President
(734) 645-8841
steve@absolutenano.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Absolute Nano, LLC
303 S. Main #304 Ann Arbor, MI 48104-

EIN/Tax ID: 270291221
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Michigan
2350 Hayward Street
Ann Arbor, MI, MI 48109-2125
Contact: John Hart
Contact Phone: (734) 615-6146