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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY21 is not expected to be complete until September, 2022.

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  1. Automatic Calibration of High-Performance Metrological Instrumentation

    SBC: Abeam Technologies Inc.            Topic: 04c

    In this project, aBeam will further develop and commercialize the metrology application developed by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and supported by their patent. The product will improve the capabilities of high-performance metrological instrumentation. Our technology is the enabler of well characterized quantitative metrology at the nanoscale that does not exist thus far.

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  2. Transition Metal Blocking Microporous Polymer Separators for Energy-Dense and Long-Lived Li-ion Batteries

    SBC: Sepion Technologies            Topic: 12a

    The advanced energy economy will be a dominant market force in the 21st century, one driven by US demand but asymmetrically low domestic supply without immediate action. This project focuses on the development and US manufacturing of a new battery membrane that enables low-cost and long-lived Li-ion batteries.

    STTR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  3. Low-Cost Hybrid Plasmoni and Photonic "Campanile" Near-Field Probes by Nanoimprint Lithography

    SBC: Abeam Technologies Inc.            Topic: 07a

    Near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM) is a powerful and unique approach to characterize the chemical, physical and potentially biochemical properties of materials with the nanometer scale resolution in real-time. A key element for NSOM systems that combine optical spectroscopy with scanning probe microscopy, is the actual probe itself. While many commercial vendors offer off-the-shelf meta ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  4. Neutron optical device to measure mesoscopic space and time correlations and eliminate quasi-elastic scattering from SANS

    SBC: ADELPHI TECHNOLOGY INC            Topic: 08a

    A recent report by the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee entitled “Challenges at the Frontiers of Matter and Energy” pointed to the need to better understand hierarchical and heterogeneous materials, often at the mesoscopic scale. Such structures can be studied by x-ray and neutron scattering techniques, but they do not generally yield narrow signals in momentum or energy space. The nat ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  5. Ultrafast infrared chemical nano-scope: Femtosecond spatio-temporal nanoimaging and spectroscopy

    SBC: Anasys Instruments Corp.            Topic: 12a

    Anasys Instruments in collaboration with Markus Raschke (University of Colorado, Boulder) propose to jointly develop a new ultrafast infrared and optical scanning probe nano-scope, based on scattering scanning near-field optical microscopy (s-SNOM), that provides both spatio-spectral and spatio-temporal nano-imaging. Nanoscale heterogeneity defines properties and performance in many functional mat ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  6. Portable Nanowire Platform for Quasi Real-Time and Ultrasensitive Detection of Microbes

    SBC: Innosense Llc            Topic: 19a

    In situ detection of microbial activity in submerged soils and aquatic sediments can be labor intensive and technically difficult, especially in dynamic environments where data on microbial status is desired. Current approaches for estimating anaerobic microbial activity involve incubating soil/sediment samples. Sophisticated analytical techniques are currently used which are not convenient and so ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  7. Enabling scientific discovery from complex data at extreme scales

    SBC: PREMINON, LLC            Topic: 01b

    Statistical machine learning has had substantial impacts on many business areas, including finance, supply chain management, cyber security, bioengineering, and elsewhere – it is the core of companies including Google, FaceBook, TrueCar, and many others. However, extant tools for predictive analytics provide little or no insight into underlying processes. Hence, while machine learning has inargu ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  8. Hardening of the Peridigm Peridynamics Software for Industry Use

    SBC: Sunergolab Inc.            Topic: 02b

    Existing research and commercial software that apply the Finite Element Method to solve the equations of classical continuum mechanics have received widespread acceptance for structural analysis of traditional macroscale materials. Challenges persist in the modeling of complex phenomena in new advanced materials with heterogeneous structure. Such materials can revolutionize the aerospace and autom ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  9. Optimization of nanosecond transient plasma ignition for clean combustion

    SBC: Transient Plasma Systems, Inc.            Topic: 22c

    Low-temperature plasmas generated by nanosecond electrical pulses, also referred to as transient plasmas, can be used to significantly improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions by enabling stable ignition in gasoline and natural gas engines in dilute conditions (e.g. applications such as methane capture, where methane is captured from landfills and burned to produce electricity) as well as thro ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
  10. Deep Burn Fuels for Advanced Small Modular Reactors

    SBC: Ultramet            Topic: 29b

    New fuel forms are needed to enable gas-cooled fast fission reactors to operate using a once-through deep burn fuel cycle. These small, modular reactors will have a core life of 30 years and will burn the plutonium-239 that is created in the core as well as other transuranics. Deep burn rapidly and effectively reduces the inventory of transuranics from spent fuel without the need for repeated recy ...

    STTR Phase I 2017 Department of Energy
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