Smart Combinatorial Research Equipment (SmartCoRE) for Automated Sample Analysis and Environmental Control on Synchroton Beamlines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85861
Agency Tracking Number: 95620
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 18 b
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000161
Small Business Information
1530 Grand Ave., Piedmont, CA, 94611
DUNS: 831721514
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Matthew Church
 (510) 282-0591
Business Contact
 Xiaodong Ding
Title: Dr.
Phone: (510) 333-1626
Research Institution
Combinatorial research techniques have greatly accelerated the output of materials research laboratories especially in the area of polymers. This has greatly increased the potential for discovery of new and useful material properties, but unfortunately it can often swamp the capabilities of analysis labs to measure this ever-increasing stream of new samples. Synchrotron scattering analysis techniques are in especially high demand and short supply and often samples must be measured under a variety of environmental conditions (e.g. heat, electric or magnetic fields, light exposure, etc.). There is currently great need for a modular environment control chamber capable of being arrayed for automated analysis and economical enough to use in moderate quantities. We propose the design of a

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