STTR Phase I: Graphene Based NOx Detector

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0930419
Agency Tracking Number: 0930419
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: MM
Solicitation Number: NSF 08-608
Small Business Information
STRUCTURED MATERIALS INDUSTRIES, INC.
201 CIRCLE DRIVE NORTH, SUITE 102/103, PISCATAWAY, NJ, 08854
DUNS: 787144807
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nick Sbrockey
 PhD
 (732) 302-9274
 sbrockey@optonline.net
Business Contact
 Nick Sbrockey
Title: PhD
Phone: (732) 302-9274
Email: sbrockey@optonline.net
Research Institution
 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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