STTR Phase I: Graphene Based NOx Detector

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0930419
Award Id:
91208
Agency Tracking Number:
0930419
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
201 CIRCLE DRIVE NORTH, SUITE 102/103, PISCATAWAY, NJ, 08854
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
787144807
Principal Investigator:
NickSbrockey
PhD
(732) 302-9274
sbrockey@optonline.net
Business Contact:
NickSbrockey
PhD
(732) 302-9274
sbrockey@optonline.net
Research Institute:
Cornell University, University of South Carolina at Columbia
Ken Packman
418 Phillips Hall
Ithaca, NY, 14853-5702
(607) 255-6271
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will develop a low-cost, high sensitivity detector for nitrogen oxides (NOx) based on graphene. Gas detectors, such as the presently proposed NOx sensor, will be the first commercial application for graphene based devices. Graphene films can potentially detect down to a single molecule of an adsorbed gas. The availability of an effective, inexpensive NOx sensor would enable closed-loop control of engine conditions in auto and truck applications, allowing the manufacturers to simultaneously optimize vehicle fuel economy, exhaust emissions and performance. These NOx sensors will also enable emissions monitoring for a range of other industrial and power generation applications.

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