The objective for this project is the design and fabrication of multifunctional hybrid 2D materials with enhanced selectivity and sensitivity as well as high humidity resistance for the detection of the target pollutant gases (including but not limited to) NH3, NO2, NO, and CO.
The team will conduct several tasks
- (a) Synthesis. The initial focus will be on BN. Later, the investigation will extend to MoO3 and MoS2. The goal is to control thickness, surface orientation and structure, where sensitivity highly relies on 2D material thickness whereas humidity resistance is determined by surface orientation and structure.
- (b) Surface treatment to create composite structures including catalytic nanoparticles and p-n junctions.