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Lightweight, Radiation- and Water-Proof, High-Performance Textiles

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99386
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
94999
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
48 b
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Nanosonic, Inc.
158 Wheatland Drive Pembroke, VA 24136-3645
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Lightweight, Radiation- and Water-Proof, High-Performance Textiles
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85985
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Workers responsible for decommissioning and deactivating DOE facilities may risk exposition to hazardous contaminants and radionucleotides and suffer heat stress due to inappropriate protective suits. We propose to fabricate light-weight protective suits with excellent waterproof properties based on our patented low-cost, nanostructured high-z nanoclusters (radiation shielding) and high-performance resin materials. Hence, our technology should reduce heat stress on workers and provide safer working conditions. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Besides being useful for the DOE, our leadfree materials can be commercialized as safer, light, and more environmentally friendly personal protection gear for hospitals, doctors and dentists (X-rays), as well as analytical laboratories working with various electromagnetic wave-based equipments, representing a colossal market. Space applications would also benefit through equipment brought in space. (Moon tents etc...)

Principal Investigator:

C. Poquette
Dr.
5409531785
cpoquette@nanosonic.com

Business Contact:

Lisa Lawson
Mrs.
5409531785
llawson@nanosonic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Nanosonic, Inc.
1485 South Main Street Blacksburg, VA 24060

EIN/Tax ID: 541877635
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No