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Nanoscale Chemical Analysis using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
68427
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A045-011-0100
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Spectra, Inc.
46665 Fremont Boulevard Fremont, CA 94538-6410
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Nanoscale Chemical Analysis using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (nano-LIBS)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0123
Award Amount: $749,954.00
 

Abstract:

As nanotechnology fabrication develops internationally, the availability of tools for ensuring that materials and systems abide by their design characteristics becomes essential. In order for nanotechnology to mature, diagnostic instruments must be developed to detect and analyze physical and chemical properties with spatial resolution much less than the dimensions of the nanostructures (materials and structures). Applied Spectra demonstrated a unique integrated nano-LIBS system with nanosecond pulsed laser excitation, and intensified optical detection, for chemical analysis at the nanoscale. The Phase I proof-of principle work identified the primary areas that must be advanced to develop nano-LIBS into a commercial instrument, efficient light detection and plasma properties. This Phase II effort will advance the Phase I proof-of-principle findings into a prototype nano-LIBS instrument suitable for military and civilian applications. This new optical based analytical instrument will be suitable for performing chemical compositional analysis with nanometer-scale spatial resolution, and at atmospheric pressure. The nano-LIBS system will emphasize flexibility for use in a wide field of applications including defense, electronics, medical, and nano-device manufacturing. Desired metrics for the system will be 100 nanometer spatial imaging with LIBS measurement capabilities.

Principal Investigator:

Jong Yoo
Chief Scientist
4088880381
jyoo@appliedspectra.com

Business Contact:

Richard E. Russo
President
9253301431
rerusso@appliedspectra.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Applied Spectra
P.O. Box 5049 Walnut Creek, CA 94596

EIN/Tax ID: 030544629
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA
Sponsored Projects Office, 336
Berkeley, CA 94720
Contact: Jennifer Nadeau
Contact Phone: (510) 643-3391
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university