Metamaterial Films by Roll-to-Roll Processing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,968.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-11-C-0033
Agency Tracking Number:
O10B-005-1034
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-T005
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
Agiltron Corporation
15 Cabot Road, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
004841644
Principal Investigator:
Anton Greenwald
Senior Scientist
(781) 935-1200
agreenwald@agiltron.com
Business Contact:
Amanda Contardo
Administrative Assistant
(781) 935-1200
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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