STTR Phase I: Large-Scale Production of Pristine Nano Graphene

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0930342
Agency Tracking Number: 0930342
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: MM
Solicitation Number: NSF 08-608
Small Business Information
1240 McCook Ave., Dayton, OH, 45404
DUNS: 824769843
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aruna Zhamu
 PhD
 (937) 331-9884
 aruna.zhamu@angstronmaterials.com
Business Contact
 Aruna Zhamu
Title: PhD
Phone: (937) 331-9884
Email: aruna.zhamu@angstronmaterials.com
Research Institution
 Wright State University
 Ellen Reinsch Friese
 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway,
Dayton, OH, 45435 1356
 (937) 775-2425
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Research Phase I project is directed toward the rapid, large-scale production of pristine nano graphene platelets (NGPs) ? an emerging class of nano materials expected to have a revolutionary impact on nanotechnology. NGPs exhibit exceptional properties as do carbon nanotubes (CNTs), but can be mass-produced at much lower costs. NGPs exhibit the highest intrinsic strength and highest thermal conductivity of the existing materials. Highly conductive graphene will find practical applications in nanoelectronics, transparent and conductive coating (e.g., as a replacement for ITO glass), supercapacitor, battery electrode, fuel cell bipolar plates, thermal interface materials, and conductive nanocomposite. The total potential market size for conductive nano fillers/nanocomposites is forecast to reach $5 billion ($550M for automotive components alone) by 2013.

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