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Production of Nanocrystalline Metal Powders

Solicitation Number: IPID_16169_30020
Agency: Department of Energy
Office: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Battelle (DOE Contractor)
Location: PNNL Licensing
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Added: Oct 11, 2011 4:25 pm
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), operated by Battelle Memorial Institute under contract to the U.S. Department of Energy, solicits interest from companies interested in obtaining license rights to commercialize, manufacture and market the following technology. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or nonexclusive basis and may include specific fields of use. PNNL may also be available to licensee(s) to assist in further research and development of the technology under a sponsored research agreement or CRADA program.

THE TECHNOLOGY: IPID 16169 and 30020. US Patent Application 12/700,923. Publication Number 2011/0194970. Nanocrystalline metal powders comprising tungsten, molybdenum, rhenium, or niobium can be synthesized using a combustion reaction. Methods for synthesizing the nanocrystalline metal powders are characterized by forming a combustion synthesis solution by dissolving in water an oxidizer, a fuel, and a base-soluble, ammonium precursor of tungsten, molybdenum, rhenium, or niobium in amounts that yield a soichiometric burn when combusted. The combustion synthesis solution is then heated to a temperature sufficient to substantially remove water and to initiate a self-sustaining combustion reaction. The resulting powder can be subsequently reduced to metal form by heating in a reducing gas environment.

For all inquiries, please reference IPID 16169 and 30020

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A PROCUREMENT. Any company interested in licensing this technology must respond with a letter of interest (may be submitted by e-mail) no later than thirty (30) days from the publication date of this Notice summarizing the company's business and technical expertise and motivation for pursuing this opportunity. Companies deemed appropriate will be provided with further information on the technology. Such information may require an executed Nondisclosure Agreement. Respondents wishing to enter into negotiations for a commercial license will be required to submit a business plan for the commercialization of the technology prior to licensee(s) selection and negotiations. Please send letters of interest to the attention of the POC identified within this Notice, referencing IPID 16169 and 30020.

PO Box 999, MSIN K1-73
Richland, Washington 99354
902 Battelle Blvd
PO Box 999
Richland, Washington 99352
United States
Eric C Lund,
Commercialization Manager
Phone: 509 375 3764
Fax: 509 375 6731
Connie Mitzel-Faulk,
Phone: 5093753847