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Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0013109
Agency Tracking Number: 215643
Amount: $224,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: 17c
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001164
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2015
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2015-02-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-11-16
Small Business Information
1 Cyclotron Rd
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
DUNS: 141457437
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Christophe Peroz
 (415) 314-0019
Business Contact
 Christophe Peroz
Title: Dr.
Research Institution
1 Cyclotron Rd
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States

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 Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC)

The near-field Campanile probe offer an unique solution to explore the behavior of matter at the
nanometer scale by simultaneously imaging the physicochemical properties and the local
morphology of materials. However, the fabrication of these revolutionary tips is complex and
expensive with poor reproducibility, all of which prohibits any commercialization.
Statement of How this Problem or Situation is Being Addressed
This project proposes to develop a novel fabrication technology for directly imprinting the
Campanile probes on the top of commercial optical fibers or other microscopy tips. The high
resolution and versatility of the NIL technology are perfectly suitable for manufacturing the nanotips
in a cost-effective and reproducible way.
Commercial Applications and Other Benefits
This revolutionary imaging tool will be used in a broad range of applications including solar-cells,
new hard drives and artificial proteins. Biologists, chemists, electrical engineers, and physicists will
use the Campanile tips to probe matter at the nanoscale and design novel applications. Numerous
research laboratories are just waiting for using the tips.
Key Words nanofabrication, nanoimprint, near-field optics, spectroscopy
Summary for Members of Congress
In this project, aBeam Technologies will further develop and commercialize the revolutionary nearfield
optical probes developed by scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and
supported by their patent. The product will open a new area to image matter at the nano-scale and
develop novel applications.

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