Development of s-SNOM Technology to Enable AFMs Perform sub-30nm IR Spectroscopy and Imaging

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-08ER86338
Award Id:
84963
Agency Tracking Number:
85512
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
25 W. Anapamu, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
556921620
Principal Investigator:
Markus Raschke
Dr
(206) 543-2906
raschke@chem.washington.edu
Business Contact:
Roshan Shetty
Dr
(805) 455-5482
roshan@anasysinstruments.com
Research Institution:
Univ of Washington
M Raschke
Dept of Chemistry
Box 351700
Seattle, WA, 98195 1700
(206) 543-2906
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Scanning Probe Microscopy, SPM, is a strategically vital tool for nanotechnology research, a 250 million dollars per year industry essential to such multibillion-dollar downstream industries as materials and pharmaceuticals. However, the single biggest drawback to SPM is its inability to obtain any chemical information on its samples. This drawback impacts DOE researchers in the Genome to Life program and corporate researchers in chemicals and pharmaceuticals. This project will develop a novel detection scheme that, together with two other proprietary ideas, promises to solve the major problems that have prevented scattering Scanning Near Field Optical Microscopy technology from becoming a commercially feasible solution. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Besides enabling the 60 percent of SPM users in Materials Research for whom chemical information on their samples is critical, the technology should enable SPMs to penetrate new markets such as life sciences and disease screening, where lack of chemical information is a major bottleneck

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