SBIR Phase II: Chemical Aerosol-flow Synthesis of Nanometals

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$499,986.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
0823029
Agency Tracking Number:
0637721
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
MI
Solicitation Number:
NSF 06-553
Small Business Information
UT Dots, Inc.
115 Paddock Dr., Savoy, IL, 61874
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
142198188
Principal Investigator
 Yuri Didenko
 PhD
 (217) 390-3286
 info@utdots.com
Business Contact
 Yuri Didenko
Title: PhD
Phone: (217) 390-3286
Email: info@utdots.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project will develop new scale up methods for the synthesis of surface stabilized metal nanoparticles from aerosol. The advantage of chemical aerosol-flow synthesis is in its simplicity in procedure and experimental setup, low cost and scalability. The method allows for the synthesis of high quality nanoparticles in continuous flow regimen. Phase I results proved feasibility of the method for the synthesis of high quality silver nanoparticles with high yield. This Phase II project will focus on increasing manufacturing capabilities to decrease the cost of nanoparticles significantly. Low cost, printed electrical conductors are expected to be a rapidly growing market for flexible electronics and solar cells. Reducing processing temperatures and material costs are key enablers to these growing applications. The low cost production of nanometals will contribute to these trends.

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