Efficient plasma synthesis of high-quality graphene

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1010133
Agency Tracking Number: 1010133
Amount: $149,475.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: NM
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
APS LLC
25930 Marlowe Place, Oak Park, MI, 48237
DUNS: 126092944
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alexey Shashurin
 DPhil
 (248) 882-2054
 shashur@gwu.edu
Business Contact
 Alexey Shashurin
Title: DPhil
Phone: (248) 882-2054
Email: shashur@gwu.edu
Research Institution
 Department of Energy, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
 Yevgeny Raitses
 P. O. Box 451
Princeton, NJ, 8543
 (609) 243-2268
 Nonprofit college or university
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.

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