Efficient plasma synthesis of high-quality graphene

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,475.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1010133
Award Id:
98730
Agency Tracking Number:
1010133
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NM
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
25930 Marlowe Place, Oak Park, MI, 48237
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126092944
Principal Investigator:
AlexeyShashurin
DPhil
(248) 882-2054
shashur@gwu.edu
Business Contact:
AlexeyShashurin
DPhil
(248) 882-2054
shashur@gwu.edu
Research Institute:
Department of Energy, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Yevgeny Raitses
P. O. Box 451
Princeton, NJ, 8543
(609) 243-2268

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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