High-Sensitivity, Low-Cost, Surface-Acoustic-Wave Based Microscale Thermogravimetric Analyzer for Nanoparticle Characterization

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Amount:
$89,999.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
SB1341-13-SE-0301
Agency Tracking Number:
024-63-2013
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
X-wave Innovations, Inc.
407 Upshire Circle, Gaithersburg, MD, 20878-
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
960861958
Principal Investigator:
Dan Xiang
(301) 948-8351
dxiang@x-waveinnovations.com
Business Contact:
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
To meet NIST’s need for development of a new electronic system for microscale thermogravimeter nanoparticle analysis, X-wave Innovations, Inc. (XII) proposes a high-sensitivity, high-accuracy, low-cost, surface-acoustic-wave based microscale thermogravimetric analyzer (SAW-µ-TGA). The proposed approach is based on XII-developed surface acoustic wave (SAW) sensor technology, which is capable of simultaneously providing accurate temperature and mass change measurements at elevated temperatures beyond the required 700C in real time. The success of the proposed effort will result in not only a novel SAW-µ-TGA technology, but also a system that is inexpensive, accurate, fast, and easy to use for industrial product analysis in manufacturing environments.

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