Nanostructures for Electronic and Sensing Applications

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNA04BA60C
Agency Tracking Number:
034109
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
A5.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Synkera Technologies Inc.
2021 Miller Drive, Suite B, Longmont, CO, 80501-6786
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130993384
Principal Investigator:
Debra Deininger
Principal Investigator
(720) 494-8401
ddeininger@synkera.com
Business Contact:
Stephen Williams
President and CTO
(720) 494-8401
swilliams@synkera.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed project will develop sensors and electronic components from metal oxide based nanotubes and nanowires. These nanostructured materials will be grown under controlled conditions and characterized via electron microscopy in order to relate the effects of variations in growth parameters to the resulting morphology. The focus will be on the fabrication of nanotubes and nanowires with varying aspect ratios and chemical composition. Then the morphology of the nanostructures will be related to the electrical and chemical properties of the material. Finally, the results of these studies will be used to guide the preparation of improved chemiresistive sensors and varistors. Although carbon nanotubes and commercial ceramic powders with roughly spherical geometry are common, the control and exploitation of novel geometric nanostructures for improved performance in sensors and other applications is unusual. Through precise control and understanding of the material structure at the nanoscale, Synkera Technologies believes that significant gains in device performance will be achieved.

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