Heat Activated Plasmonics Based Harsh Environment Chemical Sensors Email Page
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Performer:  State University of New York (SUNY) - Albany Location:  Albany, New York
Project Duration:  10/01/2011 – 09/30/2015 Award Number:  FE0007190
Technology Area:  University Training and Research Total Award Value:  $531,829
Key Technology:  Sensors and Controls DOE Share:  $299,983
Performer Share:  $231,845

Comparison of simulated absorbance spectra shift<br/>using an offset layout vs. columnar layout of the<br/>nanorod array as the index of refraction of the<br/>surrounding layer.
Comparison of simulated absorbance spectra shift
using an offset layout vs. columnar layout of the
nanorod array as the index of refraction of the
surrounding layer.

Project Description

The goal of this project is to develop cost-effective sensing technologies able to function in harsh, high-temperature operating environments. SUNY investigators intend to develop a photo-detector and a chemical sensor tailored to emissions of interest that will sense a passive light source with sufficient energy in the selected wavelength.

Project Benefits

This project will develop heat-activated plasmonics-based harsh-environment chemical sensors. The expected impact of this technology is lower operating costs through more accurate measurements of the conditions inside a gasifier or boiler to better control their operation. Also, an indication of the presence and concentration of emissions of interest will be achieved, thus, enhancing the ability to utilize coal resources cleanly and more efficiently. Through these advancements, development of zero-emissions coal-fired power stations will be furthered.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Barbara Carney: barbara.carney@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Robert Romanosky: robert.romanosky@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Carpenter, Michael: MCarpenter@uamail.albany.edu