Evident Technologies Awarded NSF Grant to Develop Advanced Quantum-Dot Based Anti-Counterfeiting Materials

    TROY, N.Y., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Evident Technologies announced that it
 has received a Phase 1 SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grant to
 develop advanced anti-counterfeiting materials based on its proprietary
 quantum dot technology.  The award is under National Science Foundation (NSF)
 SBIR 0441676.
     Work under the project, which is scheduled for completion in July 2005,
 will combine Evident's recent advances in quantum dots and micro-resonant
 structures to create unique spectral barcode tags for high security
 applications.  Quantum dots are novel semiconductors with unique optical
 emission characteristics.  Micro-resonant structures are optical devices
 engineered to allow very specific colors to be transmitted.  By combining
 these two technologies, a wide variety of security tags can be created to
 produce unique spectral-bar codes.  The unique interaction between the two
 technologies creates security features that are nearly impossible to
 counterfeit, duplicate or reverse engineer.
     "By combining fluorescing quantum dots with a resonant optical structure,
 we believe we will significantly advance anti-counterfeiting devices," stated
 Clint Ballinger, CEO of Evident Technologies.  "Our goal under this contract
 is to produce advanced quantum dots systems compatible with a range of inks,
 UV curable epoxies, and polymers used on currencies and other documents.  This
 new technology, with its complexity and breadth of application, should provide
 additional deterrents in personal and industrial security and counter
     About the NSF
     The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency
 that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science
 and engineering, with an annual budget of nearly $5.47 billion.  NSF funds
 reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 universities and
 institutions.  Each year, NSF receives about 40,000 competitive requests for
 funding, and makes about 11,000 new funding awards.  The NSF also awards over
 $200 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
     About Evident Technologies
     Evident Technologies (http://www.evidenttech.com) is a pioneer in the
 development of advanced nanomaterials engineered to enable the creation of
 advanced products for numerous markets including life sciences, solid state
 lighting, energy, security, telecommunications and emergent nanotechnology
 markets.  Evident works with customers worldwide to fashion these advanced
 materials into new products and is also a leading commercial source for a wide
 range of quantum dot material systems that offer advantages over traditional
 semiconductors.  For more information, visit http://www.evidenttech.com.

SOURCE Evident Technologies

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