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

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0848749
Agency Tracking Number: 0740414
Amount: $466,611.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: AM
Solicitation Number: NSF 07-551
Small Business Information
7020 Kit Creek Rd, Suite 200, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709
DUNS: 017945192
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mei Lu
 (919) 389-7892
Business Contact
 Mei Lu
Title: PhD
Phone: (919) 389-7892
Research Institution
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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