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SBIR Phase II: Ultraviolet Laser for Ultra-high-resolution Photoemission…

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84752
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0711924
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Lumeras
207-A McPherson St Santa Cruz, CA 95060 0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: SBIR Phase II: Ultraviolet Laser for Ultra-high-resolution Photoemission Spectroscopy
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0848526
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is to develop a shortwavelength, narrow-bandwidth, high-brightness photo-ionization laser; that can be used for used for ultra-high energy-resolution, angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), and for single-photon-ionization (SPI) in order to improve mass spectroscopy-based detection capabilities of complex organic molecules, especially low-vapor-pressure explosive compounds and trace residues. The compact size, efficient optical conversion, and high brightness of the proposed laser source will enable integration into ""field-ready"", on-line mass spectrometry tools. The capabilities of the proposed single-photon-ionization light source will also complement a broad array of established mass-spectral analysis techniques to enable the development of instruments capable of analyzing heterogeneous samples with no a-priori knowledge of the sample composition. This capability is urgently needed for a variety of homeland security and non-proliferation applications.

Principal Investigator:

Andrew J. Merriam
PhD
8314210466
andrew@lumeras-labs.com

Business Contact:

Andrew J. Merriam
PhD
8314210466
andrew@lumeras-labs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Lumeras
207-A McPherson St Santa Cruz, CA 95060

EIN/Tax ID: 770500917
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No