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Enhanced Charge Transfer in Biological Molecules on Nanostructured Electrode…

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / STTR
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Small Business Information
Polestar Technologies Inc.
220-3 Reservoir Street Needham Heights, MA 02494-3133
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Enhanced Charge Transfer in Biological Molecules on Nanostructured Electrode Surfaces
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-13-C-0013
Award Amount: $99,616.00


The overall objective of this program is to enhance significantly charge transfer from biological molecules to nanostructured electrode surfaces. To achieve this objective, we plan to use combination of three approaches: 1) Develop an effective means for integrating the biological molecules onto the anode and cathode surfaces of the nanostructured electrodes, 2) Reduce the distance between the active redox site of the biological molecule with respect to the electrode surface and 3) Enhance the loading efficiency of the biological molecules on the electrode surface. This is expected to lead to at least 20-fold enhancement of the charge transfer efficiency compared to the current state-of-the art status.

Principal Investigator:

Yufeng Ma
Senior Scientist
(781) 449-2284

Business Contact:

Karen K. Carpenter
(781) 449-2284
Small Business Information at Submission:

Polestar Technologies, Inc.
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 3 Needham Hgts, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043203282
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Rutgers University
Dept. of Chemistry, Olsen Lab
73 Warren Street
Newark, NJ 07102-1811
Contact: Professor H. He
Contact Phone: (973) 353-1254