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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-08ER86338
Agency Tracking Number: 85512
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: 01 b
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-07ER07-36
Small Business Information
25 W. Anapamu, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
DUNS: 556921620
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Markus Raschke
 (206) 543-2906
Business Contact
 Roshan Shetty
Title: Dr
Phone: (805) 455-5482
Research Institution
 Univ of Washington
 M Raschke
 Dept of Chemistry
Box 351700
Seattle, WA, 98195 1700
 (206) 543-2906
 Nonprofit college or university
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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