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Graphene Memory Device

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Advanced Photon Sciences, LLC
PO Box 1567 Williston, VT 05495-1567
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Graphene Memory Device
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA9453-12-M-0325
Award Amount: $149,954.00


ABSTRACT: A need exists for a reliable, low cost radiation-hardened digital memory in aerospace and defense applications and in long-life, high-speed memory for terrestrial and commercial applications. Present offerings can accomplish the objective, but only at the expense of performance, power, size, and weight with device redundancy and shielding. Recent focus on Graphene and its capabilities has inspired a flurry of research and exploration. Graphene is maturing quickly from its discovery and has exhibited a number of best of breed characteristics including conductivity, stability, and as a Hall Effect sensor material. It is generally agreed that Graphene is potentially the best material for many integrated circuit components; however the evolution of compatible process and large area, defect-free layers of the material has been elusive to this point. Our goal to incorporate Graphene as a critical element of a radiation hardened memory device will be done with a demand on par with present capabilities and will only strengthen as the underlying manufacturing of Graphene matures into modern devices. Further, we propose to research a method to bridge the gap between present laboratory-based Graphene coating efforts and the needs of the commercial market with a unique monolayer deposition method using unique monolayer deposition method using equipment and process which APS has been developing for VersuFLEX Technologies LLC. BENEFIT: This technology has immediate application in critical aviation electronics applications. It also poses a much needed improvement in lifetime for solid state drives in the commercial market.

Principal Investigator:

Brent Boerger
Director of Technology
(802) 659-4800

Business Contact:

Jennifer Boerger
Business Operations Manager
(802) 578-5191
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Photon Sciences, LLC
PO Box 1567 Williston, VT 05495

EIN/Tax ID: 271895440
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No