Instrumentation for Nanoscale Spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,956.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-09-C-0211
Agency Tracking Number:
F08B-T30-0027
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 08TT30
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
RHK Technology Inc
1050 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI, 48083
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
023292972
Principal Investigator:
Zhouhang Wang
Chief Technology Officer
(248) 577-5426
wang@rhk-tech.com
Business Contact:
Michael Kloc
Chief Financial Officer
(248) 577-5426
kloc@rhk-tech.com
Research Institution:
University of Rochester
L. Novotny
The Institute of Optics
275 Hutchinson Road
Rochester, NY, 14627
(585) 275-5767
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This STTR will provide a prototype Electronics Package that integrates disparate streams of spectrographic and topographic data to provide high resolution imaging and chemical specificity at the nanoscale. It will enable development of a commercial instrument delivering routine near-field tip-enhanced optical imaging with spatial resolutions in the range of 10-50nm along with topographic (Atomic Force Microscopy) and transport (Scanning Tunneling Microscopy) determinations. It will allow vibrational spectroscopy (Raman scattering, infrared absorption) to be performed with the same nanometer scale resolution. The prototype will use established MURI program know-how and RHK''s 25-year track record of developing and commercializing crucial AFM/STM controllers and sophisticated, integrated systems for atomic imaging. BENEFIT: This project enables simultaneous characterization of multiple materials and device properties on the nanoscale without a priori information about the material. This unique capability benefits Military/National Security by providing a previously unavailable means to screen for and reverse engineer high energy density materials, radar absorbing materials, biologically active nano-systems, and nuclear nanomaterials. Broad Commercial nanotech applications include life- and bio-science cell diagnostics, nano-pharmaceuticals, semiconductor process characterization and failure analysis, catalysis, etc.

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