A team led by Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT), a high tech startup in Michigan’s Capitol Region, was selected for funding under the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program to develop diffraction grade diamond.
The team includes diamond materials experts from both Michigan State University (MSU) and MSU-located Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies (CCD). Their project entitled “Large Diffraction Grade Single Crystal Diamonds Grown by CVD” seeks to develop a domestic source of high quality diamond materials engineered with properties required to support advanced x-ray based scientific studies, including those carried out at free-electron laser (FEL) and other advanced beam line sources under operation in the US and around the world.
GLCT’s project benefits from matching funds from Spartan Innovations and Red Cedar Ventures, both subsidiaries of MSU Foundation, and also the Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund (ETF) which is managed by Michigan’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
About Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT)
GLCT is a spin out of the world-class diamond research collaboration between Michigan State University (MSU) and MSU-located Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies (CCD). GLCT’s mission is to become the leading supplier of large area single crystal diamond materials for non-gemstone applications.