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Lake Shore to Receive Phase II Air Force Grant for Terahertz
Lake Shore Cryotronics has announced that the Air Force intends to award the company a
Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant. This grant will aid Lake Shore as it
continues to develop its 8500 series THz system for material characterization.
The awarding of the $750,000 grant speaks to the
commercial viability of the platform as well as the
strength of results derived from the Lake Shore's
Phase I STTR efforts, said Scott Yano, VP of Product
Development at Lake Shore.
In early 2013, the Air Force awarded Lake Shore
a Phase I grant to assist with the development of
a system prototype. This latest funding will support
application development for the THz system with the
main development work performed on the prototype of the system installed at Wright Patterson Air
Force Base (WPAFB) in Ohio. Lake Shore will also
be working with THz researchers at the University of
Arizona to develop techniques to improve the integrity of the THz signal.
Lake Shore has made improvements to the THz
spectrometer for increased stability of the platform.
The first step in the Phase II effort will be to upgrade
the alpha system currently installed in the WPAFB Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) with these
"This is a great opportunity to continue testing the system on a variety of materials and
build the application base for the system," Yano said. "The goal of these measurement efforts is to develop material property extraction algorithms that can be incorporated into the
THz system software so customers can easily process their measurement data. The funding
provided by this grant will allow us to accelerate development."
Development efforts at Lake Shore are being led by Dr. David Daughton, the company's
principal THz investigator, as well as a core team of hardware and software developers. In
parallel with this two-year STTR program to enhance software analytics, Lake Shore will begin making the current 8500 THz platform commercially available in the spring of 2014 to
researchers who want an early start at uncovering novel properties of their materials using
The 8500 series THz system for material characterization offers the materials development
community a complete solution for exploring THz-frequency electronic, magnetic and chemical
properties of materials in cryogenic and magnetic field environments. It uses non-destructive,
non-contact THz energy for measurement and features a coherent, variable frequency continuous wave (CW) THz spectrometer and specially designed THz emitter and detector components
for high spectral resolution measurements in these extreme environments.
The system includes a cryostat, magnet, temperature controller and all of the THz hardware and software needed for a complete experimental platform. Plus, using it requires no
special optics knowledge. All of the precise alignment and calibrations of the spectrometer
components have already been done, so researchers can quickly insert samples in its sample
holder, install the sample insert in the cooled cryostat, and begin taking measurements.
Collaboration for New Instrument for Very Early Detection of Cancer
Manhattan Scientifics (MHTX) has executed an agreement to collaborate with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) to advance, demonstrate and validate
a breakthrough technology developed by Edward R. Flynn, PhD, for the very early detection
of cancer. Dr. Flynn is the founder and chief scientist of MHTX's subsidiary, Senior Scientific
LLC. Senior Scientific is seeking to commercialize this patented non-invasive technology using
ultra-sensitive magnetic detectors to locate, identify and measure tumors thousands of times
smaller than detectable using current technologies.
Manhattan Scientifics, Inc., together with the National Institute of Health, financed the
development and construction of the new medical instrument that may become the next
important evolutionary step in cancer diagnostics, which we believe will provide a dramatic
advance beyond PET, MRI, CT and X-ray.
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