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STTR Phase I: Low-Cost Magnetic Nanoparticles for Two-Phase Microfluidics

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
80114
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
0610886
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Materials and Devices
4451 Lynnfield Way Reno, NV -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: STTR Phase I: Low-Cost Magnetic Nanoparticles for Two-Phase Microfluidics
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0610886
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will demonstrate the feasibility of a two-phase controllable flow in microchannels. The fluid consists of a carrier fluid, nano-magnetic particles, and additives. The proposed work will also produce low-cost, nano-magnetic particles using a novel scaled-up synthesis process. The objectives of the proposed research are to design a large-scale, affordable, magnetic nanocrystalline powder synthesis system; and, to study the flow of fluids consisting of these powders in microchannels. The nano-powders will be characterized for their morphology and magnetic properties. Theoretical and experimental studies will be performed to understand the flow of the magnetic fluid in microchannels under magnetic fields. Effects of channel dimension, fluid viscosity and density; and particle size and magnetic properties, will be examined. The controllability characteristic of the proposed microfluidics technology may have a significant impact on certain applications, such as, controllable actuators and sensors.

Principal Investigator:

Yanming Liu
Dr
7758268868
j.liu@amadinc.com

Business Contact:

Faramarz Gordaninejad
7757846990
faramarz@unr.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

AMAD
4451 Lynnfield Way Reno, NV 89509

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Univ NV Reno
Univ NV Reno
Reno, NV 89557
Contact: Olivia A. Graeve
Contact Phone: (775) 784-7098
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university