Instrumentation for Nanoscale Spectroscopy

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-11-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: F08B-T30-0027
Amount: $749,988.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF08-BT30
Solicitation Number: 2008.B
Solicitation Year: 2008
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-12-27
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1050 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI, 48083-
DUNS: 023292972
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Keem
 Director of Engineering Developemen
 (248) 577-5426
Business Contact
 Michael Kloc
Title: Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (248) 577-5426
Research Institution
 U of Rochester
 L. Novotny
 The Institute of Optics
275 Hutchinson Road
Rochester, NY, 14627-
 (585) 275-5767
 Nonprofit college or university
ABSTRACT: This STTR proposal is the natural consequence of our collaboration that makes use of the established know-how under the MURI program, the established track record of RHK in commercialization of critical hardware, software and electronic controllers to implement scanning probe microscopy with nanometer scale resolution of structural, electrical and optical materials properties for more than 25 years to develop a commercial measurement platform for tip- enhanced optical spectroscopy. Once completed, the instrument will enable routine near-field tip-enhanced optical imaging with spatial resolutions in the range of 10-50nm[1] along with topographic and transport (scanning tunneling microscopy) determinations. Furthermore, it will allow vibrational spectroscopy (Raman scattering, infrared absorption) to be performed with the same nanometer scale resolution. BENEFIT: This project will benefit the Air Force by enabling simultaneous characterization of multiple materials and device properties on the nanoscale, thereby providing a solution to an unanswered materials characterization challenge of paramount importance to our national security by improving unique improvements in our capability to screen for and reverse engineer high energy density materials, radar absorbing materials, biologically active nano-systems, and nuclear nanomaterials.

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