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

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0848567
Agency Tracking Number: 0637868
Amount: $498,166.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: MI
Solicitation Number: NSF 06-553
Small Business Information
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130, Littleton, CO, 80127
DUNS: 148034408
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sayangdev Naha
 PhD
 (303) 792-5615
 sayangdev.naha@adatech.com
Business Contact
 Sayangdev Naha
Title: PhD
Phone: (303) 792-5615
Email: 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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