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
Contract: 1047215
Agency Tracking Number: 1047215
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: NM
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
201 E. Jefferson St, Suite 303, Louisville, KY, 40202-1249
DUNS: 830836040
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Vivekanand Kumar
 (502) 541-9003
 vivekanand.kumar@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Vivekanand Kumar
Title: MS
Phone: (502) 541-9003
Email: vivekanand.kumar@gmail.com
Research Institution
 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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