Selective chemical sensing has a wide range of application in health and environmental monitoring. A small and flexible sensor that can detect a wide range of chemicals with precision can enable a host of new inventions, including clothing that detects environmental pollutants and soldier helmets that sense hazardous gases. Two-dimensional materials, such as graphene and molydenum disulfide, have many sought-after properties that will enable the creation of such a sensor. This project utilizes theses unique properties, such as high electron mobility and voltage-tunable optical response, to create a platform that contains an array of functionalized chemical sensors and full 2D material circuits.
Project end date: 01/28/14