Nanoparticle Characterization in Fluid by Resonant Mass Measurement

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Amount:
$89,944.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
89959
Agency Tracking Number:
09-517-81
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
75D Robin Hill Rd., Santa Barbara, CA, 93117
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
KenBabcook
(805) 455-0181
ken@affinitybio.com
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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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