STTR Phase II: Large-Scale Production of Pristine Nano Graphene

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,998.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
1057999
Agency Tracking Number:
1057999
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
Phase II
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Angstron Materials, LLC
1240 McCook Ave., Dayton, OH, 45404-1059
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
824769843
Principal Investigator:
Aruna Zhamu
PhD
(937) 331-9884
aruna.zhamu@angstronmaterials.com
Business Contact:
Aruna Zhamu
PhD
(937) 331-9884
aruna.zhamu@angstronmaterials.com
Research Institution:
Wright State University

3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH, 45435-0001
(937) 775-2425
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II project aims to develop a method for rapid, direct and large-scale production of pristine nano-graphene platelets (NGPs). A combined molecular dynamic, macroscopic modeling and experimental approach will be used to (1) further improve the understanding of the underlying principles behind effective peeling of single-layer graphene sheets from graphite particles in selected liquid mediums, and (2) to clearly determine the most critical processing conditions that govern the graphene production rate in a continuous processing reactor. The broader/commercial impacts of this project will be the potential to offer a cost-effective method to produce pristine nano-graphene in large quantities. NGPs are of exceptional scientific and technological significance. The ability to produce large-volume pristine nano-graphene will have a profound impact on the evolution of nano-graphene science and technology. Highly conductive graphene may find practical applications in transparent and conductive coating, supercapacitor, battery electrode, fuel cell bipolar plates, and conductive nanocomposite.

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