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SBIR Phase I: Achieving Breakthrough Properties for Carbon Nanotube Yarn via…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98834
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0945085
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N2
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
General Nano LLC
1776 Mentor Ave. Ste 170 Cincinnati, OH 45212-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Achieving Breakthrough Properties for Carbon Nanotube Yarn via Base Flow Chemical Vapor Deposition and Industrial Spinning
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0945085
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Businesses Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to synthesize ultra-long carbon nanotubes (CNT) and spin them into the yarns to achieve breakthrough properties of CNT yarns. The approach is to develop a base flow chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor, new porous substrates patterned using laser drilling and nano-imprint lithography, and separate gas flows to keep the catalyst alive. This technology will allow control of nanotube morphology which is not achievable using current semi-conductor processing technologies. The broader/commercial impacts of this project will be the potential to break the length record of long and aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT). Long CNT reduces the number of end junctions and the twist angle in yarns. This will make it possible to develop ultra-strong, lightweight and electrically conductive yarns which may have commercial applications in aerospace, apparel, composite and various segments of the medical industry.

Principal Investigator:

Ge Li
PhD
5133095947
lucy.ge.li@generalnanollc.com

Business Contact:

Ge Li
PhD
5133095947
lucy.ge.li@generalnanollc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

General Nano
1776 Mentor Ave, Suite 170 Cincinnati, OH 45212

EIN/Tax ID: 260902679
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No