Materials and Processing System for the Economic Production of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Thin-Film Transistors

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,998.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0127
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0324
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-014
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
BREWER SCIENCE, INC.
2401 Brewer Drive, Rolla, MO, 65401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
019689330
Principal Investigator:
Wu-Sheng Shih
Scientist
(573) 364-0300
wshih@brewerscience.com
Business Contact:
Tony Flaim
Chief Technical Officer
(573) 364-0300
tflaim@brewerscience.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In this Phase I SBIR program, Brewer Science, Inc. (BSI), a leader in innovative microelectronic materials, and our pioneering additive manufacturing partner will develop and demonstrate a cost-effective materials production process for fabricating high-performance thin-film transistors (TFTs) using single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and manufacturing-scalable direct printing technology. In recent years, high-performance SWCNT-based transistors have been successfully produced on a laboratory/research scale. The techniques used in those efforts, however, are not readily adaptable to low-cost commercial-scale manufacturing. For SWCNT devices to become commercially viable, manufacturing techniques must be developed that are low cost, efficient, reliable, and readily adaptable to a wide range of devices. BSI’s proposed effort is based on technologies and processes that have been conceived and partially developed within BSI laboratories with a succinct focus on commercial manufacturability. Our proposed technology is expected to lead to surfactant-free, type-enriched SWCNT solutions that can be directly printed onto flexible or rigid substrates using high-speed and commercially demonstrated aerosol-jet printing technologies to produce high-performance miniaturized electronic devices.

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