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

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Amount:
$498,166.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
0848567
Solitcitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Number:
NSF 06-553
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
0637868
Solicitation Topic Code:
MI
Small Business Information
ADA Technologies, Inc.
8100 Shaffer Parkway, Suite #130, Littleton, CO, 80127
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
148034408
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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