Engineering Metal Oxide Nanomaterials for Fiber Optical Sensor Platforms


Sapphire Fibers
Sapphire Fibers
University of Pittsburgh
Website:  University of Pittsburgh
Award Number:  FE0028992
Project Duration:  10/01/2016 – 09/30/2019
Total Award Value:  $400,000
DOE Share:  $400,000
Performer Share:  $0
Technology Area:  University Training and Research
Key Technology:  Sensors & Controls
Location:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Project Description

This project will develop an integrated sensor solution to perform direct and simultaneous measurements of chemical reaction and temperature in SOFC with 5-mm spatial resolution. The project will measure the internal hydrogen consumption rate with 5-mm spatial resolution at very high temperature from 600 to 800ºC, test hydrogen sensors in solid oxide fuel cell in the high-temperature fuel cell testing facility in Morgantown WV, and determine the range and continuity of the refractive index tenability with Pluronic F-127.

Project Benefits

Development of highly-stable physical-based sensor for highly reactive gas streams for fossil-based power plant applications and demonstration in real-time, multi-species flue gas measurements at high temperatures from 400 to 800ºC using one fiber.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Richard Dunst:
Technology Manager 
Briggs White:
Principal Investigator 
Peng Chen:

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