SBIR Phase II: Efficient Production of High Quality Carbon Nanotube Field Emitters

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$466,611.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
0848749
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
NSF 07-551
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
0740414
Solicitation Topic Code:
AM
Small Business Information
Xintek, Inc.
7020 Kit Creek Rd, Suite 200, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
017945192
Principal Investigator
 Mei Lu
 PhD
 (919) 389-7892
 mlu@xintek.com
Business Contact
 Mei Lu
Title: PhD
Phone: (919) 389-7892
Email: mlu@xintek.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project addresses scaled up production of high quality carbon nanotube (CNT) field emitters, which are promising electron sources that can potentially overcome the limitations of thermionic source based devices. The current commercially available CNTs have limitations in terms of field emission performance, thermal stability and cost. Xintek and its collaborators at Duke University developed a proprietary few walled carbon nanotubes (FWNTs) which is shown to possess superior field emission performance compared to other commercially available CNTs. Upon the successful completion of the Phase II project, the low cost high quality field emission FWNTs will be produced to deliver improved field emission performance for a broad range of applications including but not limited to field emission displays, X-ray sources, vacuum electronic devices, accelerator electron guns, and high current electron beam processing facilities.

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