Metamaterial Films by Roll-to-Roll Processing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-11-C-0033
Agency Tracking Number: O10B-005-1034
Amount: $99,968.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD10-T005
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Small Business Information
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, -
DUNS: 004841644
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anton Greenwald
 Senior Scientist
 (781) 935-1200
 agreenwald@agiltron.com
Business Contact
 Amanda Contardo
Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone: (781) 935-1200
Email: acontardo@agiltron.com
Research Institution
 University of Michigan
 Barbara Rice
 2114B EECS
1301 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2122
 (734) 936-1956
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
In this Phase I STTR research program we will demonstrate low-cost and high throughput roll-to-roll processing to fabricate large area metamaterials. This program leverages recent breakthrough in nano-imprinting technology at University of Michigan, our partner in this program. In Phase I, we will demonstrate the nano-imprinting of thin-film, flexible metamaterials with feature sizes down to less than 1 um, and show functional optical properties for the films for wavelengths between 0.3 and 14 microns. The desired physical effects will result from photon-plasmon interactions in very thin, patterned metal-dielectric films deposited on metal foil sheets for scalability and flexibility. These metamaterials will demonstrate the suitability of our nanoimprinting process to produce large-area, flexible films. In Phase II the process would be scaled up to roll to roll processing to produce large area films with desired optical effects on actual Air Force assets.

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