BAND GAP ENGINEERED NANOMATERIALS FOR MISSILE SENSORS (02-214A)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$69,997.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DASG60-02-P-0277
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0096T
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Materials Modification, Inc.
2721-D Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22031
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
167433531
Principal Investigator:
T S Sudarshan
President & CEO
(703) 560-1371
sudarshan@matmod.com
Business Contact:
T.S. Sudarshan
President & CEO
(703) 560-1371
sudarshan@matmod.com
Research Institution:
College of William & Mary
Anne B Womack
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA, 23187
(757) 221-3967
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
"The far-UV radiations of the electromagnetic spectrum show enormous promise for a variety of applications ranging from extra terrestrial missile sensors to next-generation lithography. However, this region has not been utilized to any great extent so far,due to the absence of window materials that can transmit light of wavelengths below 125 nm. With nanotechnology being increasingly perceived as an important tool in band-gap engineering, Materials Modification, Inc. (VA) proposes to tap on its vast expertise in this field to fabricate novel materials that are transparent to far-UV. The goalthis STTR project in collaboration with the college of William and Mary, Williamsburgh, VA is to develop and commercialize nanostructured quantum dot based optics for the vacuum ultraviolet region. MMI has earlier developed cost effective processes forproducing and processing nanoparticles and these established techniques will be employed for the synthesis of far-UV-transmitting materials. Apart from use as window materials in extraterrestrial detectors for rogue missiles and rockets, there is also enormous commercial demand for far-UV transparent materials for future lithographic techniques2. Academic interests include UV-vis spectroscopyand ultraviolet astronomy."

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