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Solvent Free Production of Alkaline Earth Metal Titanates for Electronics Applications

Award Information
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Branch: N/A
Contract: EPD06080
Agency Tracking Number: B05P1-0013
Amount: $225,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 05-NCER-P1
Solicitation Number: PR-NC-05-10444
Solicitation Year: 2006
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2006-04-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2007-06-30
Small Business Information
1310 Research Park Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
United States
DUNS: 946856804
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 David Jones
 VP Prod Dev & Eng
 (785) 537-0179
Business Contact
 Arron Madison
Title: Vice President Finance
Phone: (785) 537-0179
Research Institution

The objectives of this Phase II research project are to:  (1) develop

and optimize a continuous, easily scalable, and economical green manufacturing

process for production of barium titanate (BaTiO3); (2) characterize and control

physical and chemical properties of the titanate material for improved electronic

properties; and (3) develop a commercially viable product including establishment

of associated procedures and processes per an ISO 9001-2000 quality system.  This

effort is critically needed to develop commercially viable nanocrystalline

BaTiO3 for applications in an increasing electronics market.  The synthetic

methods utilize a small amount of solvent, but allow for precise control over

the crystal properties of the titanate product.  Based on cost and performance,

one of these two methods will be selected for development of a commercial BaTiO3


The commercial application of the BaTiO3 is broad and spans a number of significant

markets, including multilayer ceramic capacitors, electro-optic devices, capacitor

material in small portable machines and dynamic random access memory, thermistor,

military uses, and medical applications.  These market applications, representing

an initial subset of the ever-expanding market opportunities for titanate materials,

currently are being evaluated.  Those that are most promising will be

pursued by NanoScale Materials, Inc., and its collaborative industry partners.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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