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Scientists Use Common Glass to Optimize Graphene’s Electronic Properties, Nanomaterials, February 12, 2016

Scientists have developed a simple and powerful method for creating resilient, customized, and high-performing graphene: layering it on top of common glass. This scalable and inexpensive process helps pave the way for a new class of microelectronic and optoelectronic devices—everything from efficient solar cells to touch screens.

Movers and Shakers, Corvallis Gazette-Times, Feb 8, 2016

Voxtel, Inc., has been awarded the first increment of a $5.9 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency to explore manufacturing processes scalable from the nanoscale to the macroscale.

UO-Industry Collaboration Points to Improved Nanomaterials, University of Oregon, November 20, 2014

University of Oregon microscope puts spotlight on the surface structure of quantum dots for designing new solar devices.

Oregon will appoint ‘entrepreneurship and innovation czar,’ shift away from out-of-state recruitment, The Oregonian, October 24, 2014

Sean Robbins, the new head of Oregon’s economic-development agency, said Friday that he plans to remake the state’s business strategy. He said the state will shift from a focus on out-of-state business recruitment to “growing our own companies.”

High-Efficiency, Easy-to-Manufacture Engineered Nanomaterials for Thermoelectric Applications, NASA Tech Briefs, August 1, 2014

Materials can be produced in thin/thick film form while maintaining film quality and stoichiometric balance.

GRIN, Voxtel and NASA, July 2, 2014

A local company, Voxtel, has pioneered this particular type of 3D printing. They can customize the phase plate to a certain level, but they just need to know what to print

Nano company buys local land, The Register-Guard, March 28, 2014

Shoei Electronic Materials, Inc. plans to develop and produce nanotechnology acquired from Voxtel.

Performance evaluation of a 1.6-µm methane DIAL system from ground, aircraft and UAV platforms, Optics Express, vol. 21, no. 25, December 16, 2013

A cross-organizational team evaluates the performance of a differential absorption light detection and ranging (DIAL) system for monitoring atmospheric methane. The system uses a 200-micrometer Voxtel SiletzTM avalanche photodiode (APD) detector (model VFP1-NKAB).

Single-Photon-Sensitive HgCdTe Avalanche Photodiode Detector, NASA Tech Briefs, January 1, 2013

Voxtel manufactured and characterized 2.7-μm-cutoff HgCdTe APDs, publishing excess noise data taken at the highest avalanche gain levels yet demonstrated for SWIR HgCdTe APDs (M = 80).

Artificial lens mimics human eye’s natural design, Optics.org, November 22, 2012

M-GRIN entered its second phase earlier in 2012. Included in its current scope are grants to Oregon’s Voxtel for work on ink jet printed gradient index optics;

Pentagon seeks mini-weapons for new age of warfare, Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2011

And in suburban Portland, Ore. Voxtel Inc. is concocting an invisible mist to be sprayed on enemy fighters and make them shine brightly in night-vision goggles.

A lab at the UO helps high-tech companies with their research, The Register-Guard, November 14, 2010

Voxtel, a Beaverton company, whose photo­voltaic research team is based at the Lokey Laboratories, recently published research in Science magazine showing the first practical demonstration of an advanced solar collection technique. The research points to the possibility of highly efficient, inexpensive photovoltaics that could be printed directly onto surfaces.

Work light twice as hard to make cheap solar cells, New Scientist, October 1, 2010

Now Bruce Parkinson and Justin Sambur at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and Thomas Novet of Voxtel in Beaverton, Oregon, have taken the first steps along another route to super-efficient solar cells. Their approach involves harnessing particularly energetic photons – those with more than twice the energy needed to free an electron – and using them to free two electrons rather than one, potentially doubling the current generated.

New OSU solar research center set to open in May, Portland Business Journal, March 15, 2010

Voxtel Inc. wants to use its expertise in nanotechnology to become a manufacturer of next-generation solar energy cells.

Solar research center to open at OSU, Portland Business Journal, January 8, 2010

“The center will work closely with some of the leaders in solar energy in Oregon and around the world, said Chih-hung Chang, director of the center and the Sharp Laboratories Faculty Scholar at OSU. Collaboration is planned with Oregon companies such as SolarWorld, Voxtel and CH2M Hill, as well as leading universities in Germany, Taiwan and South Korea.”

Commercial Spinoffs from Military R&D Programs, Defense Tech Briefs, December 1, 2009

Voxtel’s (Beaverton, OR) sensor emerged from a 2006 Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract to develop a new sensor for the Airborne Laser (ABL) program, while seeking a way to have the laser system detect and correct for atmospheric distortion.

Beaverton firm will produce cheaper quantum dots, The Oregonian, August 10, 2009

Quantum dots are extremely flexible and efficient when it comes to gathering sunlight for cheap, clean solar energy. Voxtel’s breakthrough could pack the power-generating potential of large traditional solar panels into packages small enough to carry. Imagine discreet solar panels woven in to your shirt or handbag. Dead cell phone and iPods would be a thing of the past.

Quantum dots go large, Nature, June 10, 2009

And Voxtel, based in Beaverton, Oregon, has begun trialling a continuous production process, which can manufacture kilogram quantities a week of most quantum dots for less than $10 per gram, according to chief executive George Williams.

Research revival, Portland Business Journal, February 10, 2008

On Feb. 1, Voxtel, which develops imaging systems, collected a $1 million grant that will help the U.S. Army detect chemical and biological weapons.

Beaverton firm Voxtel lands DOE nanotech work, Daily Journal of Commerce, June 5, 2007

A Beaverton company Monday said it had landed four contracts with the federal Department of Energy worth a combined $400,000 to research and develop nanotechnologies. Voxtel Inc. said the contracts, which have options that could extend their combined worth to $3 million, were for the development of high-performance optical detectors.

ONAMI helps bring in funds for Voxtel, Portland Business Journal, June 9, 2005

Voxtel Inc. of Beaverton has been asked to develop a detector for a low-cost, eye-safe laser imaging system for the Air Force’s research laboratory.