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Wild for Innovation: Nanotechnology at UNH - Innovative Science In Support of Next Generation Consumer Products

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On March 5th, 2010 the UNH Wildcats, Whittemore School of Business, New Hampshire Division of Economic Development and Public Service of New Hampshire hosted a unique afternoon workshop at UNH aimed …

On March 5th, 2010 the UNH Wildcats, Whittemore School of Business, New Hampshire Division of Economic Development and Public Service of New Hampshire hosted a unique afternoon workshop at UNH aimed at building teams, developing effective leaders and stimulating innovation.

The "Wild for Innovation" workshop was developed specifically for New Hampshire business leaders and their teams, and included presentations like this one, on nanotechnology research at UNH and science in support of next-gen consumer products, by Glen Miller.

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  • 1. Nanotechnology at UNH: Innovative Science In Support of Next Generation Consumer Products Glen P. Miller Department of Chemistry and Materials Science Program University of New Hampshire Wild For Innovation Friday, March 5, 2010
  • 2. Application Road Map Nanoelements Thrust I Acenes Funct. Fullerenes Funct. CNTs & Graphene Nanocups & Nanorings OFETs, OLEDs Organic Photovoltaics Nanotemplates Flexible Electronics Polymer composites, EMI Shielding Interconnects Structural & Electronic Mat’s Cyclacenes & Uniform SWNTs
  • 3. An Example: Carbon Nanotube Memory Chip 2 ON state OFF state In principle… In reality… Related Applications: SWNT Switches, Sensors, Transistor Arrays
  • 4. Q: How Can We Achieve Addressable Sites Based on 1 CNT (required to make highest density memory chips) A: Chemical Functionalization
  • 5. Initial Result: Hydrogenation of C 60 Buckminsterfullerene Work Performed at UNH for Collaborators at Northrup Grumman
  • 6. Northrup Grumman Wanted a Faster, Scalable Process Innovation: Use Microwave Reactor  Reduce Total Reaction Time to 5 minutes
  • 7. Before Hydrogenation After Hydrogenation Innovation: Apply Same Chemistry to SWNTs  Highly Dispersed Species
  • 8. 30 Seconds 5 Minutes 1 Hour 2 Days Functionalized SWNTs Stay Well Dispersed Without Added Surfactant H-SWNTs H-SWNTs H-SWNTs H-SWNTs SWNTs SWNTs SWNTs SWNTs
  • 9. Carbon Nanotube Memory Chip 2 ON state OFF state In principle… In reality… Related Applications: SWNT Switches, Sensors, Transistor Arrays
  • 10. Nanomanufacturing with Templates Carbon nanotubes assembled from solution
  • 11. Application Road Map Nanoelements Thrust I Acenes Funct. Fullerenes Funct. CNTs & Graphene Nanocups & Nanorings OFETs, OLEDs Organic Photovoltaics Nanotemplates Flexible Electronics Polymer composites, EMI Shielding Interconnects Structural & Electronic Mat’s Cyclacenes & Uniform SWNTs