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SBIR Phase II: Sub-100nm Infrared Spectroscopy Based on Atomic Force Microscopy

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
84702
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0638338
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANASYS INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION
121 GRAY AVENUE SUITE 100 SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: SBIR Phase II: Sub-100nm Infrared Spectroscopy Based on Atomic Force Microscopy
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0750512
Award Amount: $493,057.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to develop the prototype of a characterization system which can perform IR spectroscopy and imaging at sub-100nm spatial resolution and thus break the 5 micron resolution barrier that has limited IR spectroscopy for the last 50 years. This 50x breakthrough in spatial resolution is enabled by the proprietary technique of Photo-Thermal Induced Resonance (PTIR) whose feasibility has already been demonstrated in the Phase I work. IR spectroscopy is a critical analytical technique which itself comprises a $1 Billion/yr industry. However, its spatial resolution limitation has seriously limited researchers who need information on nanoscale chemical composition. The potential impact of nanoscale IR ranges from new materials discovery to interfacial property improvements in high value applications.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Kjoller
BS
8056981819
kevin@anasysinstruments.com

Business Contact:

Kevin Kjoller
BS
8056981819
kevin@anasysinstruments.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Anasys Instruments Corp.
3944 State Street, Suite 345 Santa Barbara, CA 93105

EIN/Tax ID: 203081525
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No