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Company Information:

Company Name: ALD NanoSolutions, Inc.
City: Broomfield
State: CO
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (303) 318-4145

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $249,000.00 2
SBIR Phase II $750,000.00 1
STTR Phase I $1,899,846.00 17
STTR Phase II $3,276,834.00 6

Award List:

Atomic Layer Deposition of Oxidizer Coatings on Aluminum Nanoparticles to Fabricate Superthermite Explosives

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Colorado
Principal Investigator: Karen Buechler, President
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Laurence Nelson
Abstract:
"Energetic thermite composites are composed of a metal fuel (e.g. Al) and an oxidizer (e.g. Fe2O3). Thermite composites have a much higher reaction enthalpy per cm3 than conventional explosives such as TNT. However, current thermite composites do notyield a higher reactive power because of the… More

STTR Phase I: Novel Nanocoated Ferromagnetic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder
Principal Investigator: Karen Buechler
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will apply novel Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology for the encapsulating of ultrafine particle surfaces used in certain advanced materials for aerospace applications and drug delivery. Ultrafine sized iron particles will be nanocoated… More

Improved Electron Yield and Spin-Polarization from III-V Photocathodes via Bias Enhanced Carrier Drift

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Principal Investigator: Gregory A. Mullhollan
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
72323B03-I The exploration of certain regimes of high energy physics will require the development of photocathodes with emitted electron spin-polarizations above 90%. Emitted electron spin-polarizations approaching 90% have been achieved, but at the expense of quantum yield. Because natural… More

Novel Polymer Nanocomposite Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Colorado
Principal Investigator: Karen J. Buechler, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Laurence D. Nelson
Abstract:
72212-The uniform dispersion of nanoceramic filler particles within a polymer matrix, for producing high quality polymer/ceramic nanocomposites, is a very time-and energy-intensive process. The development of efficient methods for uniformly dispersing nanoceramic inclusions, which are well-adhered… More

STTR Phase II: Novel Nanocoated Ferromagnetic Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: U of Colorado Boulder
Principal Investigator: Buechler Karen, PI
Award Amount: $500,000.00
RI Contact: Alan Weimer
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II project will build on the great successes of the Phase I program by proving that the nanocoating of fine ferromagnetic particles is possible on the large scale and that such nanocomposite particles have commercial uses. The Phase I program proved that… More

Atomic Layer Deposition on Particles for Nanoenergetic, Ferroelectric Capacitor and Thermal Management Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF COLORADO AT BOULDER
Principal Investigator: Karen Buechler, President & CTO
Award Amount: $499,722.00
RI Contact: Laurence Nelson
Abstract:
High performance energetic materials are based on inorganic thermite mixtures such as MoO3/Al or organic compounds such as RDX. Future developments in explosives are dependent on the fabrication of nanoscale materials and composite mixtures that display higher energy release rates. The ability to… More

STTR Phase I: Improved Boron Nitride Materials for Enhanced Thermal Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder
Principal Investigator: John Ferguson, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Alan W. Weimer
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project provides for the manufactureof improved boron nitride (BN) filler materials for electronic thermal management applications. Novel Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) nanocoating is used to selectively functionalize edges only or edges/basal planes… More

STTR Phase I: Novel Electrode Materials for Multi-Layer Capacitors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Gump, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Alan W. Weimer
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will develop technology for the manufacture of low cost miniaturized multi-layer capacitors (MLCs). A titania (TiO2) thin film will be deposited on 60 to 150 nanometer nickel (Ni) particles to protect the ultrafine Ni particles from slow… More

STTR Phase II: Benign Thin Film Composite Particles for Protection from UVA/UVB - Rays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ of CO Boulder
Principal Investigator: Karen Buechler, Dr
Award Amount: $448,225.00
RI Contact: Alan W. Weimer
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase II project provides for the commercialization of surface-passivated composite titania/zinc oxide particles for benign protection from UVA and UVB radiation. The composite particles are manufactured via novel atomic layer deposition (ALD)… More

STTR Phase I: Ultrafast Response Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ of CO Boulder
Principal Investigator: John Ferguson, Dr
Award Amount: $99,927.00
RI Contact: Alan W. Weimer
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project supports the development of ultra-fast (< 1 ns) response Transient Voltage Surge Suppression (TVSS) devices to protect the power infrastructure. Fine nickel particle (~ 50-150 micrometer) samples will be nano-coated by Atomic Layer… More

STTR Phase I: Atomic Layer Deposition-Enabled Polymer Packaging for Integrating MEMS and Electronics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ of CO Boulder
Principal Investigator: John Ferguson, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Yung-Chen Lee
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will demonstrate a new nano-scale, conformal, atomic layer deposition (ALD)-enabled hermetic capping. Such an innovative capping technology will transform MEMS and electronics integration from dual-in-line packages (DIP) into chip-scale… More

STTR Phase I: Fabrication of Coaxial Nanowires/Nanocables Using Carbon Nanotubes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2006 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ of CO Boulder
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Gump, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Guodong Zhan
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project provides for the commercialization of composite alumina/tungsten/alumina (Al2O3/W/Al2O3) trilayers deposited by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to form coaxial nanowires/nanocables for nanoelectronic… More

Protecting Polymers from the Natural Space Environment with Films Grown Using Atomic Layer Deposition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: UNIV. OF COLORADO AT BOULDER
Principal Investigator: Markus Groner, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Randall W. Draper
Abstract:
Polymers and paints in space are subjected to a barrage of incident oxygen atoms, UV and VUV photons and ions. The oxygen atoms and photons can erode the polymer and the ions can lead to the buildup of static charge. This Phase I proposal will use atomic layer deposition (ALD) methods to coat… More

STTR Phase I: Hybrid Carbon Reinforced Ceramic Nanocomposites

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ of CO Boulder
Principal Investigator: Christopher J. Gump, Dr
Award Amount: $149,919.00
RI Contact: Alan W. Weimer
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project will investigate coating carbon nanotubes (CNTs) using ALD NanoSolutions' patented atomic layer deposition on particles (Particle ALD) for use as improved filler materials for ceramic composites. The CNTs will be dispersed into a… More

STTR Phase II: Improved Boron Nitride Materials for Enhanced Thermal Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: Univ of CO
Principal Investigator: John E. Ferguson, Dr
Award Amount: $456,292.00
RI Contact: Alan W. Weimer
Abstract:
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project builds upon the successful Phase I results to develop surface modified boron nitride (BN) filler materials for electronic thermal management applications. Novel Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) nanocoating is used to selectively… More

Novel ALD-Coated Nanoparticle Anodes for Enhanced Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder
Principal Investigator: Markus Groner, Dr
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: Anne Dillon
Abstract:
Novel Li ion batteries with higher energy and power densities, as well as improved stability, are required for use in hybrid/electric vehicles,HEVs, and plug in HEVs, as replacements for the heavier, larger nickel metal hydride batteries. However, Li ion batteries suffer from several problems… More

STTR PHASE I: Flexible Inorganic/Polymer Multilayer Gas Diffusion Barrier Films

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: The Regents of Colorado at Boulder
Principal Investigator: Markus D. Groner, DPhil
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Randall W. Draper
Abstract:
The Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) Phase I project will develop diffusion barriers for organic electronic devices. Innovative new films formed from inorganic/polymer multilayers are excellent flexible gas diffusion barriers to protect organic electronic devices. Current coating… More

Protecting Polymers from the Natural Space Environment with Films Grown Using Atomic Layer Deposition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Research Institution: University of Colorado
Principal Investigator: Markus Groner, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $622,595.00
RI Contact: Randall W. Draper
Abstract:
Polymers in space are subjected to various threats including hyperthermal oxygen atoms, UV and VUV photons, and ions. These threats can degrade the polymer and lead to static charge accumulation. This Phase II proposal will build on the Phase I work which demonstrated that inorganic films grown by… More

STTR Phase I: Functionalized Nanocoatings for Filler Adhesion to Rubber Using Atomic Layer Deposition

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Research Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder
Principal Investigator: John Ferguson, PhD
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Steven M. George
Abstract:
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Research Phase I project seeks to develop functionalized nanocoatings on fibers that will improve the adhesion of fibers to rubber. The better coupling of the… More

Flexible Gas Diffusion Barriers Using ALD/MLD Multilayers and Roll-to-Roll Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Markus Groner, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. will develop flexible gas diffusion barriers for polymer substrates that will enable flexible electronic devices such as flexible OLEDs and thin film photovoltaics. The multilayer barriers films will consist of nanometer thick, flexible inorganic and organic layers formed… More

Recovery Act - Scale-up of the Nanomanufacturing of Coated Powders for Superior Battery Electrode Materials

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Research Institution: University of Colorado, Boulder
Principal Investigator: David King, Dr.
Award Amount: $150,000.00
RI Contact: Alan Weimer
Abstract:
There is significant opportunity for energy efficiency improvements in the industrial and manufacturing sectors in the U.S., both from the production and consumption perspective. Higher energy density battery materials will play a role in both, through improved storage of electricity from renewable… More

Extended Lifetime Supported Nanocatalysts for Energy Improvements in Commodity Chemical Manufacturing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: David M. King, Dr. – 720-980-5930
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
There is significant opportunity for energy efficiency improvements throughout the global industrial and manufacturing sectors. Significant energy efficiencies have been made by manufacturers of domestically produced goods, but with the rise in export of manufacturing to countries with poor energy… More

Flexible Gas Diffusion Barriers Using ALD/MLD Multilayers and Roll-to-Roll Processing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Markus Groner, Senior Research Scientist – (303) 318-4146
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
ALD NanoSolutions, Inc. is developing flexible gas diffusion barriers to enable FOLEDs, thin film photovoltaics and other devices to be fabricated on polymer substrates in a novel roll-to-roll ALD process. Multilayer barriers films consisting of nanometer thick inorganic and organic layers can be… More