SBIR Phase II: Sub-100nm Infrared Spectroscopy Based on Atomic Force Microscopy

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$493,057.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
0750512
Award Id:
84702
Agency Tracking Number:
0638338
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3944 State Street, Suite 345, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
556921620
Principal Investigator:
Kevin Kjoller
BS
(805) 698-1819
kevin@anasysinstruments.com
Business Contact:
Kevin Kjoller
BS
(805) 698-1819
kevin@anasysinstruments.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project seeks to develop the prototype of a characterization system which can perform IR spectroscopy and imaging at sub-100nm spatial resolution and thus break the 5 micron resolution barrier that has limited IR spectroscopy for the last 50 years. This 50x breakthrough in spatial resolution is enabled by the proprietary technique of Photo-Thermal Induced Resonance (PTIR) whose feasibility has already been demonstrated in the Phase I work. IR spectroscopy is a critical analytical technique which itself comprises a $1 Billion/yr industry. However, its spatial resolution limitation has seriously limited researchers who need information on nanoscale chemical composition. The potential impact of nanoscale IR ranges from new materials discovery to interfacial property improvements in high value applications.

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