New Nanostructured Sensor Arrays for Hydride Detection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43OH008939-01
Agency Tracking Number: OH008939
Amount: $99,998.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Synkera Technologies, Inc., 2605 Trade Centre Ave., LONGMONT, CO, 80503
DUNS: 130993384
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 (720) 494-8401
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of the proposed project is the development of improved sensors for the detection of hydrides (including arsine, phosphine and diborane) for protection of worker health and safety. Current sensors suffer from se vere limitations including lack of selectivity, and limited accuracy and lifetime. An electronic sensor system, capable of automatically warning workers about the presence of one of these toxic gases, would provide a substantial benefit for worker health a nd safety. This project will take advantage of advances in nanotechnology, ceramic micromachining and materials chemistry to create sensors that are substantially better than current state of the art. These improved sensors will be the basis for improved p ersonal and permanent monitors for increased protection of workers in the semiconductor industry. Hydrides are dangerous gases that are widely used in the semiconductor industry. The proposed project will develop advanced sensors that can be used in person al protective devices to warn users about the presence of these highly toxic gases.

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