Enhanced Charge Transfer in Biological Molecules on Nanostructured Electrode Surfaces

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-13-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: A12A-011-0372
Amount: $99,616.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12a-T011
Solicitation Number: 2012.A
Small Business Information
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 3, Needham Hgts, MA, -
DUNS: 809963895
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Yufeng Ma
 Senior Scientist
 (781) 449-2284
Business Contact
 Karen Carpenter
Title: CEO
Phone: (781) 449-2284
Email: kcarpenter@polestartech.com
Research Institution
 Rutgers University
 Professor H He
 Dept. of Chemistry, Olsen Lab
73 Warren Street
Newark, NJ, 07102-1811
 (973) 353-1254
 Nonprofit college or university
The overall objective of this program is to enhance significantly charge transfer from biological molecules to nanostructured electrode surfaces. To achieve this objective, we plan to use combination of three approaches: 1) Develop an effective means for integrating the biological molecules onto the anode and cathode surfaces of the nanostructured electrodes, 2) Reduce the distance between the active redox site of the biological molecule with respect to the electrode surface and 3) Enhance the loading efficiency of the biological molecules on the electrode surface. This is expected to lead to at least 20-fold enhancement of the charge transfer efficiency compared to the current state-of-the art status.

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