Graphene-Based Composite Sensors for Energy Applications


Experimental setup for rapid thermal annealing
Experimental setup for rapid thermal annealing
West Virginia University Research Corporation
Website:  West Virginia University Research Corporation
Award Number:  FE0011300
Project Duration:  07/17/2013 – 12/31/2016
Total Award Value:  $298,842
DOE Share:  $298,842
Performer Share:  $0
Technology Area:  University Training and Research
Key Technology:  Sensors & Controls
Location:  Morgantown, West Virginia

Project Description

The objective of this project is to develop graphene-based composites that enable gas sensors to be fabricated for high temperature (up to 1000°C), harsh environment applications with high sensitivity, selectivity and rapid response times.

Project Benefits

This project will develop gas sensors for harsh environment applications and can be used in both warm and low temperature regimes. Advancements in high sensitivity, selectivity, and rapid response sensors materials will lower operating costs by allowing more accurate measurement of the conditions inside a gasifier or boiler to better control their operation. As well, this project will expand current knowledge of materials properties and surface chemistry of graphene-nanoparticle composites.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Barbara Carney:
Technology Manager 
Briggs White:
Principal Investigator 
Charter Stinespring:

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