SBIR Phase II: Development of Cadmium-Free, Water-Soluble and Multicolor Quantum Dots by Chemical Doping

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
0823040
Agency Tracking Number:
0638169
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ocean NanoTech, LLC
700 Research Center Blvd, Fayetteville, AR, 72701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
155516987
Principal Investigator:
Lin Song Li
PhD
(479) 444-6028
lsli@oceannanotech.com
Business Contact:
Lin Song Li
PhD
(479) 444-6028
lsli@oceannanotech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This NSF Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is to synthesize cadmium-free, water-soluble, and multicolor quantum dots (QDs) by chemical doping. The project will focus on the synthesis of high quality doped ZnSe QDs using a newly developed phosphine-free approach. From these cadmium free doped derivatives with high quality blue, green, and red emissione will be produced. Then the doped core/shell QDs will be processed to make them water-soluble and biocompatible through proprietary methods for biomedical applications. Successful development of the proposed techniques will result in a new generation of biolabels and make significant advances in biomedical applications of such cadmium-free doped QDs. The green nature of the production methods, mineral precursors, natural surfactants, non-toxic and nonvolatile solvents and cadmium free QDs, will assist to maintain a sustainable environment, in addition to delivering high performance end products to the public.

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