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Solicitation Number: TTO0980
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Office: Langley Research Center
Location: Office of Procurement
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Special Notice
Added: Mar 28, 2012 8:59 am
NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA solicits interest from companiesinterested in obtaining license rights to commercialize, manufacture and market thefollowing technology. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or nonexclusive basisand may include specific fields of use. THE TECHNOLOGY: NASA Langley has developed a novel method of depositing metal and metal oxidenanoparticles onto various substrates (see ACS Nano, 3(4), 871884 [2009]). It is rapid,scalable, and green since it does not require reducing agents or solvents. The processinvolves first mixing and then heating a metal salt (usually an acetate) with the desiredsubstrate. Heating can be done by conventional thermal or microwave ovens. Conventionalthermal processing takes several hours and requires an inert atmosphere, usuallynitrogen. With microwave heating, the process is complete in a matter of seconds. Themetal or metal oxide nanoparticles have potential use in electromagnetic applications.The nanoparticles have been evaluated for electromagnetic properties at high frequenciesfor potential antenna applications (S. Ghose, et al. SAMPE Electronic ConferenceProceedings, [2009]).To express interest in this opportunity, please respond to Sean Sullivan, ResearchTriangle International (RTI), at: NASA Langley Research Center, Strategic RelationshipsOffice (SRSO), 17 West Taylor St., Mail Stop 218, Building 1212, Room 110 Hampton,Virginia, E-mail:, or phone: 757-864-5055. Please indicate thedate and title of the FBO notice and include your company and contact information.RTI is responsible for aggregating and acknowledging all responses. These responses areprovided to members of NASA Langleys Innovative Partnerships Office within the SRO forthe purpose of promoting public awareness of our technology products, and conductingpreliminary market research to determine public interest in and potential for futurelicensing opportunities. If direct licensing interest results from this posting, SRO willfollow the formal licensing process of posting in the Federal Register as required. Nofollow-on procurement is expected to result from responses to this Notice.
NASA/Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 12, Industry Assistance Office, Hampton,VA 23681-0001
Sean Sullivan, Media Specialist, Phone 757-864-5055, Fax 757-864-8101, Email

Sean Sullivan