TechConnect Innovation Program

Controlled metal nanoparticle substrate deposition

NASA Langley Research Center, Office of Strategic Analysis, Communications, & Business Development, VA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

NASA Langley has developed and patented a new class of materials by depositing nanometer-sized metal or metal-oxide particles onto various surfaces without the use of reducing agents, solvents or other environmentally unfriendly chemicals. New hybrid materials will have applications in catalysis, structural composites, optics, and antenna manufacturing.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The NASA nanoparticle deposition technology is a proven manufacturing method for applications such as a catalyst, and as a nano-material additive (eg. in polymers) and numerous other possible applications. It is low cost, rapid (seconds-minutes), scalable, and green since it does not require reducing agents or solvents.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 326

Website: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/home/index.html

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Other

Looking for: Development / License Partners