Nanoparticle Characterization in Fluid by Resonant Mass Measurement

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Amount:
$89,944.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
09-517-81
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Affinity Biosensors, LLC
75D Robin Hill Rd., Santa Barbara, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Ken Babcook
 (805) 455-0181
 ken@affinitybio.com
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This project will extend the microchannel resonator to the level of a few attograms, which will allow measurement of individual particles as small as 10 nanometers with unprecedented resolution. The Phase I effort will prove the feasibility of this approach by miniaturizing the MEMS sensors, thereby improving their intrinsic mass sensitivity up to 100-fold; and by simultaneously measuring the sensor resonant frequency with ultra-high precision. An eventual Phase II program would produce a complete nanoparticle measurement platform available for use at NIST and for commercial sale.

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