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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Atomic Force Microscope Active Optical Probe for Single-Molecule Imaging and Time-Resolved Optical Spectroscopy

    SBC: ACTOPROBE LLC            Topic: 08b

    Though technical advances in Atomic Force Microscopy have enabled scientists to analyze complex information at the molecular scale, current technology acquires information about mechanical, not chemical/optical properties. This project will develop an innovative class of atomic force microscopy probes that will enable scientists to acquire nanoscale information about mechanical/optical/chemical pr ...

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  2. Development of Diamond Membrane-Based X-Ray Optics: Fresnel Zone Plates, Beam Stops, and Grids

    SBC: Advanced Diamond TechNologies, Inc.            Topic: 04a

    This project will develop advanced focusing devices for high-photon-energy X-rays, which can be used to analyze complex composite materials, biological structures, and nano-electronic circuits. Keys to this advancement are ultra-nanocrystalline diamond coating, Iridium as an X-ray absorber, and an innovative, computer-optimized device design and nanofabrication approach.

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  3. Corrosion and Erosion Resistant Surface Features for High Pressure Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Heat Exchangers

    SBC: Altex Technologies Corporation            Topic: 14d

    High temperature heat exchangers represent up to one third the cost of efficient advanced utility power cycles. The proposed process will greatly increase the high temperature durability of the heat exchangers, reducing maintenance and replacement costs and thereby promoting the widespread adoption of these efficient power systems.

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  4. Robust S-Band thermionic RF gun with improved back-bombardment suppression (topic 4b)

    SBC: Far-Tech, Inc.            Topic: 04b

    Thermionic electron sources operating at microwave frequencies are current limited by electrons that reflect back from the radio frequency fields and heat the cathode. A novel cavity design is being investigated that will decrease the number of reflected electrons and improve the efficiency of the overall electron source.

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  5. Wellbore Integrity Mapping using Well-Casing Electrodes and Surface Based Electrical Fields, Phase II

    SBC: Groundmetrics, Inc.            Topic: 13b

    This project will develop a new way to efficiently assess casings in oil and gas wells. Breached and corroded casings can leak contaminants into soil and water. The proposed system will give oil and gas production companies a quick and efficient way to identify potentially problem wells.

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  6. Borehole-deployed electric field sources and sensors for permanent monitoring of CO2 sequestration in deep reservoirs, Phase IIB

    SBC: Groundmetrics, Inc.            Topic: 13b

    It is important to understand where CO2 goes when it is stored underground. This project will productize a novel method to detect and observe these changes over time. A low‐cost monitoring system could positively impact the economics of CO2 storage and reduce the risk to the public of potential leaks.

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  7. Portable microfluidic platform for real-time, high sensitivity identification and analysis of microbes and microbial populations

    SBC: HJ Science & Technology, Inc.            Topic: 18a

    New technologies are needed for long-term and continuous monitoring of the remediation process of contaminants in the subsurface environment. The proposed technology provides the required sensitivity and selectivity, thus provides just such a means to accomplish this goal.

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  8. The Chemlab Chemistry and Materials Science Lifecycle Data Repository

    SBC: Illinoisrocstar, L.L.C.            Topic: 09a

    Duplication of effort in discovering data for predictive simulation wastes resources nationally that could be better spent speeding delivery of new material and molecular results for clean energy. A nationally accessible network of chemistry and materials data repositories will facilitate inter-organizational sharing, accelerating breakthroughs across industry, government, and academia.

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  9. Integrated Photonics Parallel Processor for High Performance Computing and Sensor Networks

    SBC: Intelligent Fiber Optic Systems Corporation            Topic: 01b

    Miniaturized sensor interrogators are required to enable widespread use of multiplexed fiber-optic sensors in High-Performance Computing and Internet-of -Things applications. IFOS is exploiting integrated photonics to develop such optical interrogators with decreased size and reduced power consumption.

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy
  10. Integrating High Performance Optics and Sample Manipulation for Extended Range X-ray PDF Measurements

    SBC: MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT, INC.            Topic: 05b

    The proposed work will advance the application of x- rays to solving important energy-related and industrial problems in materials. These include developing enabling materials for advanced fuel, nuclear, photonic and aerospace products.

    SBIR Phase II 2017 Department of Energy

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