Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Usman MubashirCEMEUndergraduateFourthutg001@outlook.com

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Idea Details

Idea Name: Semiconductor Sesors
Slogan: Step by Step, reaching perfection
Supervisor Name: Col Dr Mashhood Ahmed
Supervisor Designation: Assoc Professor
Supervisor School: CEME
Supervisor Department: Electrical
Contact number: 03319955744
Email ID: mashhood_ahmad@yahoo.com
Abstract:
    Semiconductor gas sensors can be improved with better annealing techniques, in my research I try to characterize performance of SnO2 based CO2 sensor performance wrt a range of annealing techniques.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    In the USA alone, gas sensor market has increased to over $2 Billion annually. With many countries imposing strict regulations on CO2 the research in SnO2 based sensors has gained importance. My research will help industry prepare more accurate sensors to meet their requirements.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   CO2 sensors find their applications in multitude of industrial processes, not to mention home/office fire alarms. Refrigeration, metal crafting, frozen foods, petroleum industries are just few that rely on CO2 based processes.
How will the solution works
    we will be able to achieve desired accuracy levels of sensors by just controlling annealing temperatures. This will enable us option of either using lower temperatures but sacrificing sensor accuracy, OR, using higher temperatures for better accuracy. My research will quantify the accuracy levels depending on different annealing temperatures, allowing the industry to determine the best techniques they should use for desired results
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    Optical and chemical sensors pose as a serious competition for me. I chose SnO2 based semiconductors because they are much more widely used in the industry and are cheaper to produce. My research will only make them better.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2019-01-15 (0817)