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Sensitive and Selective Chemical Sensor Using Molecularly-Imprinted Single Layer Graphene

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: FA8650-14-M-5078
Agency Tracking Number: C141-102-0034
Amount: $149,942.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD14-102
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-07-24
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-01-26
Small Business Information
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 3
Needham Hgts, MA 02494-3133
United States
DUNS: 000000000
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Yufeng Ma
 Senior Scientist
 (781) 449-2284
Business Contact
 Karen Carpenter
Title: CEO
Phone: (781) 449-2284
Research Institution

Polestar Technologies Inc. proposes a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research project to develop a chemical sensor for detection of chemical-warfare agents. The designed sensor combines selectivity of Molecularly-Imprinted Polymer (MIP) with sensitivity of single-layer graphene sheet. Detection will be based on radio frequency (RF) based impedance. The proposed sensor will be robust, highly deployable and provide stability for long term monitoring. The sensor can be applied for detection of variety of chemical as well as biological warfare agents in air. Phase I project will focus on design and fabrication of proof-of-concept prototype for selective detection of chemical stimulants with sub-ppb sensitivity. Phase I work will serve as a basis for full development of MIP/graphene based chemical and biological agent detection system.

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