Aug. 4, 2005 — Austin, Texas-based Nano-Proprietary Inc. (OTC.BB: NNPP), through its subsidiary, Applied Nanotech Inc., announced that it has received a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the U.S. Air Force.
The purpose of the grant is to design and build a high current density electron source for continuous beam operation using carbon nanotube cold cathodes. It will be used for radar and other microwave device applications. If successful, the company says, the use of carbon nanotube based cold cathodes could allow a higher current density that can be used for high power microwave applications.
Nano-Proprietary says successful completion of the grant will benefit the company’s research in field emission displays and X-ray source technology. This project is expected to be completed within nine months.