TechConnect Innovation Program

Thin Films with Self-Assembled Monolayers Embedded on their Surfaces

New Jersey Innovation Institute, NJ, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

NJIT has invented a novel technique for the formation of thin films with self-assembled monolayers of particles embedded on their surfaces. These films can be coated onto the surface of materials to modify their mechanical, thermal, electrical, and optical properties. The technique is scalable and cost-effective.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The capabilities of NJIT's scalable and cost-effective technique are superior to that of the usual self-assembly method.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 622

Website: www.njit.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: NSF, including NSF's i-Corps program

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners