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High-Sensitivity, Low-Cost, Surface-Acoustic-Wave Based Microscale…

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Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology
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2013 / SBIR
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X-wave Innovations, Inc.
407 Upshire Circle Gaithersburg, MD 20878-5238
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: High-Sensitivity, Low-Cost, Surface-Acoustic-Wave Based Microscale Thermogravimetric Analyzer for Nanoparticle Characterization
Agency / Branch: DOC / NIST
Contract: SB1341-13-SE-0301
Award Amount: $89,999.00


To meet NIST’s need for development of a new electronic system for microscale thermogravimeter nanoparticle analysis, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) proposes a high-sensitivity, high-accuracy, low-cost, surface-acoustic-wave based microscale thermogravimetric analyzer (SAW-µ-TGA). The proposed approach is based on XII-developed surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor technology, which is capable of simultaneously providing accurate temperature and mass change measurements at elevated temperatures beyond the required 700C in real time. The success of the proposed effort will result in not only a novel SAW-µ-TGA technology, but also a system that is inexpensive, accurate, fast, and easy to use for industrial product analysis in manufacturing environments.

Principal Investigator:

Dan Xiang
(301) 948-8351
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X-wave Innovations, Inc.
407 Upshire Circle Gaithersburg, MD 20878-

EIN/Tax ID: 270958135
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No