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Carbon Nanotube Materials for Improved Chemiresistors

Award Information
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Branch: N/A
Contract: NBCHC080027
Agency Tracking Number: 711084
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
5094 Victoria Hill Drive
Riverside, CA 92506
United States
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Elena Bekyarova
 (951) 682-5620
Business Contact
 Elena Bekyarova
Title: CEO
Phone: (951) 682-5620
Research Institution

We propose to develop a novel class of sensor materials based on chemically functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). The proposed materials will be utilized in chemiresistor microarrays for improved detection of small molecule gases with reduced signal drift and extended lifetime. In addition, through chemical functionalization of the SWNTs their sensor properties can be tailored for enhanced sensitivity against small gas molecules. This concept exploits the unique electronic properties of SWNTs together with the tremendous potential of chemistry to modulate their electrical response to specific analytes.

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