An Integrated Environmental Holder for the TEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85413
Agency Tracking Number: 90057
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 05 a
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-08ER08-34
Small Business Information
Hummingbird Scientific, Llc
8300 28th Court NE, Unit 200, Lacey, WA, 98516
DUNS: 171838019
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Norman Salmon
 Mr.
 (360) 252-2737
 norman@hummingbirdscientific.com
Business Contact
 Norman Salmon
Title: Mr.
Phone: (360) 252-2737
Email: norman@hummingbirdscientific.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The Department of Energy supports the microcharacterization of materials via Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) as a core research area. This project will expand the utility of TEM by developing an environmental holder for liquid and gaseous environments. While the proposed effort will focus on gas delivery, existing proven technology will be leveraged for liquid delivery. Thus, the resulting holder will have utility for both gas and liquids, using modular components and different delivery systems. The gas system will include a capability for heating the sample to high-temperatures (1000oC), will have minimal sample drift and vibration, and will be suitable for ready modification in the user¿s laboratory. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee Few laboratories can afford a dedicated TEM microscope; hence the development of a practical and high performance holder of this type should permit a far greater pool of users that can participate in in situ studies. This improvement should lead to scientific advancements across multiple areas of research relevant to the DOE mission

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