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Tools for Modeling & Simulation of Molecular and Nanomaterials for Optically…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
95009
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F09B-T30-0228
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09TT30
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EIC LABORATORIES, INC.
111 DOWNEY ST NORWOOD, MA 02062-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Tools for Modeling & Simulation of Molecular and Nanomaterials for Optically Responsive Devices
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-10-C-0148
Award Amount: $99,918.00
 

Abstract:

The effective de novo prediction of linear and nonlinear optical properties of materials would be a great resource for developers of military and commercial optical devices. Of particular military interest are multiphoton processes that can be optimized for laser protection as well as for improving photovoltaic efficiencies above the Shockley-Queisser limit, for photodynamic therapy and for optical signal processing. EIC Laboratories and our collaborators at the Pennsylvania State University propose a program of first principles prediction of linear and nonlinear optical properties of molecules, clusters and nanomaterials. In Phase I, we will focus on developing accurate and efficient methods to simulate the two-photon absorption of molecular chromophores in solution. The theoretical models developed in Phase I will be validated against a high quality experimental data set. Phase II will entail further validation of the theory with molecules, nanoparticles and ensembles, and incorporation into an accessible and user friendly software package. BENEFIT: Of particular military interest are multiphoton processes that can be optimized for laser protection as well as for for optical signal processing. The software tools would have applications to materials design for a variety of commercial products, including 1) theoretical modeling software packages useful for designing optical materials, and 2) actual optical limiting materials and devices for protection of electronic sensors and the human eye from damage by intense laser radiation, for medical applications (PDT, optical imaging, etc), for photovoltaics (infrared to visible photon conversion, multiphoton UV to NIR downconversion).

Principal Investigator:

David Rauh
President
7817699450
drauh@eiclabs.com

Business Contact:

Jeffery Bursell
Vice President-CFO
7817699450
jefbursell@eiclabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

EIC Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street Norwood, MA 02062

EIN/Tax ID: 042497074
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
The Pennsylvania State University
Office of Sponsored Programs
110 Technology Center
University Park, PA 16802
Contact: Lynn Mitchell
Contact Phone: 8148671332