SBIR Phase I: A method and reactor for continuous production of titania and related metal oxide nanowires

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1047215
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1047215
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
NM
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
201 E. Jefferson St, Suite 303, Louisville, KY, 40202-1249
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
830836040
Principal Investigator:
VivekanandKumar
(502) 541-9003
vivekanand.kumar@gmail.com
Business Contact:
VivekanandKumar
MS
(502) 541-9003
vivekanand.kumar@gmail.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project aims to develop a new method and reactor for continuous and large-scale production of titania and other related metal oxide nanowires. Inexpensive micron scale metal oxide and spherically shaped powders will be converted to nanowires using a plasma oxidation scheme. The fast reaction time (on the order of minutes) of this process will allow the development of a reactor for continuous production of nanowire powders. The broader/commercial impact of this project will be the potential to provide a process and reactor for the production of nanowire-based materials in large volume. Titania and manganese oxide nanowire powders will find commercial applications in lithium-ion batteries for transportation and large-scale storage. Ceria and titania nanowire powders may also be used in catalysis, paints, light-weight and optical composite materials etc.

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