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Protein Crystals as Patterning Elements for Nanostructured Optoelectronic…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
28753
Program Year/Program:
1995 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
28753
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASTRALUX, INC.
2500 CENTRAL AVE. # 286 Boulder, CO 80301 2845
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1995
Title: Protein Crystals as Patterning Elements for Nanostructured Optoelectronic Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a new technology for the parallel nanostructuring of optoelectronic materials. It calls for the molecular self-assembly of protein masks on a surface which has been primed with SAMs (self-assembled monolayers) which themselves have been modified, in a parallel process, by deep UV radiation. After the protein masks have been self-assembled, the process of "parallel nanometer molecular lithography" provides an entirely parallel methodology for the transfer of the nanometer-scale pattern of the mask to the substrate surface. The subsequent application of LE4 (low energy electron enhanced etching) to impress a deeper nanostructuring into the substrate material is a parallel process as well. The successful demonstration of electroluminescence from quantum dot arrays of crystalline silicon nanofabricated by the proposed techniques would provide the first advanced-concept material derived from this highly innovative approach.

Principal Investigator:

Jacques Pankove
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Astralux
2386 Vassar Drive Boulder, CO 80303

EIN/Tax ID: 841195333
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No