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Sources Sought Notice - Heating holder for quantitative in situ tomography

June 13, 2014



Notice Type: Sources Sought Notice

Posted Date: 12-JUN-14

Office Address: Department of Commerce; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Acquisition Management Division; 100 Bureau Drive, Building 301Room B130 Gaithersburg MD 20899-1410

Subject: Heating holder for quantitative in situ tomography

Classification Code: 66 - Instruments & laboratory equipment

Solicitation Number: AMD-14-SS38

Contact: Eric Bubar, Phone 3019753635, Email eric.bubar@nist.gov

Description: Department of Commerce

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Acquisition Management Division

General Information Document Type: Sources Sought Notice Notice Number: AMD-14-SS38 Title: Heating holder for quantitative in situ tomography experiments in an environmental transmission electron microscope Posted Date: 06/12/2014 Response Date: 06/27/2014 Classification Code: 66 -- Instruments & laboratory equipment NAICS Code: 334516 -- Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing

Contracting Office Address

Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Acquisition Management Division, 100 Bureau Drive, Building 301, Room B129, Mail Stop 1640, Gaithersburg, MD, 20899-1640

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks information on commercial vendors that are capable of providing a tomographic specimen heating holder that can be used in a Titan 80-300 KV environmental transmission electron microscope (ETEM). After results of this market research are obtained and analyzed and specifications are developed for the sheet resistance mapping system that can meet NIST's minimum requirements, NIST may conduct a competitive procurement and subsequently award a Purchase Order. If at least two qualified small businesses are identified during this market research stage, then any competitive procurement that resulted would be conducted as a small business set-aside.

The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an organization whose mission includes developing techniques for fabrication and property measurements of nanomaterials. As a part of this mission, CNST is seeking the ability to perform atomic-resolution imaging and spectroscopy and make 3-dimensional measurements on nanostructures in a reactive environment at high temperatures. This will be achieved using in situ imaging and chemical analysis under reactive environments in an environmental transmission electron microscope (ETEM). In addition CNST seeks the ability to perform tilt tomography in the ETEM to extract 3D information while maintaining reaction conditions. Reaction conditions used vary in the temperature range of 20 Celsius to 1000 C under pressures ranging from high vacuum to 3000 Pa (20 Torr).

The ETEM heating holder will be used to heat thin samples up to 1000 C in various gas environments such as (but not limited to) oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, acetylene, ammonia, Iron carbonyl, ferrocene, nickelocene, disilane, silane etc.) at pressures specified in the previous paragraph.

See the attachment for additional details.

Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOC/NIST/AcAsD/AMD-14-SS38/listing.html


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