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Efficient plasma synthesis of high-quality graphene

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98730
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
1010133
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NM
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
APS LLC
25930 Marlowe Place Oak Park, MI 48237-1018
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Efficient plasma synthesis of high-quality graphene
Agency: NSF
Contract: 1010133
Award Amount: $149,475.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I project aims to develop a highly-efficient and cost-effective plasma-based method for graphene mass production. The approach is to utilize unique properties of magnetically controlled arc discharge to couple the plasma production of carbon species and the synthesis of graphene. The broader/commercial impact of this project will be the potential to enable the mass production of graphene for energy, electronics, aerospace, mechanical, civil, and biomedical applications. Since it was first created in the lab, graphene has been considered as a wonder material. Its distinctive electronic properties make it a leading candidate to replace silicon in applications ranging from high-speed computer chips to biochemical sensors. However, the mass production of high-yield and low-cost graphene is very challenging. This project is expected to provide a method for producing graphene in a scalable and cost-effective manner, which would make it easier for the wide adoption of graphene in the future.

Principal Investigator:

Alexey Shashurin
DPhil
2488822054
shashur@gwu.edu

Business Contact:

Alexey Shashurin
DPhil
2488822054
shashur@gwu.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

APS LLC
25930 Marlowe Place Oak Park, MI 48237

EIN/Tax ID: 617021072
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Department of Energy, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
P. O. Box 451
Princeton, NJ 8543
Contact: Yevgeny Raitses
Contact Phone: 6092432268