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BPN762: Microheater-Based Platform for Low Power Chemical Sensing

Project ID BPN762
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Start Date Tue 2014-Aug-12 15:48:44
Last Updated Thu 2014-Aug-28 15:57:29
Abstract Accurate detection of flammable gases is essential for safe operation of many industrial processes. Installing networks of combustible gas monitors in industrial settings can allow for rapid leak detection and increased safety and environmental protection. However, existing combustible gas monitors are not suitable for use in wireless sensor networks due to the high power consumption. We have developed an ultra-low power combustible gas sensor with competitive sensitivity and lifetime characteristics that will enable ubiquitous wireless monitoring of combustible gases in industrial settings, resulting in enhanced safety. The core technology is a suspended microheater coated with a novel nanotechnology-based sensing material that catalyzes hydrocarbon combustion. Hydrogen gas sensing has been demonstrated with only a few mW of power required to reach operation temperatures. Ongoing research includes improving sensing material deposition and stability and tailoring the sensing materials for hydrocarbon specificity.
Status New
Funding Source NSF
IAB Research Area NanoTechnology: Materials, Processes & Devices
Researcher(s) Anna Harley-Trochimczyk, Jiyoung Chang, Qin Zhou, Jeffrey Dong
Advisor(s) Roya Maboudian, Willi Mickelson, Alex Zettl
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