STTR Phase II: A Carbon Nanotube Metrology System for Conterfeit Detection

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$498,166.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
0848567
Agency Tracking Number:
0637868
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130, Littleton, CO, 80127
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
148034408
Principal Investigator:
Sayangdev Naha
PhD
(303) 792-5615
sayangdev.naha@adatech.com
Business Contact:
Sayangdev Naha
PhD
(303) 792-5615
sayangdev.naha@adatech.com
Research Institution:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Linda R Bucy
201 SOUTHGATE CTR
BLACKSBURG, VA, 24061 5000
(703) 292-5111
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase II project is to develop advanced nanometrology of carbonaceous nanomaterials, in particular for the burgeoning counterfeit detection marketplace. Nanotechnology offers a new paradigm for the world's anti-counterfeiting efforts; in particular, the carbon nanotube (CNT) offers a new means for development of irreproducible labels. This project will develop an instrumentation platform for field operations in counterfeiting detection. The World Customs Organization estimates that counterfeiting accounts for 5% (or more) of global trade. Through the tailorable material properties of nanomaterials, there is an opportunity to offer a new development paradigm of anti-counterfeiting labeling platforms. Such labels could be used across a broad swath of the world's economy in products such as drug packaging, food processing, electronics, etc.

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