PEGASUS ambitious purpose is to translate the unique properties of plasmas into extraordinary material characteristics and to create novel forms of matter by using a multitude of specific plasma mechanisms to control the energy and matter transfer processes at nanoscales. The project’s ultimate goal is to create a highly efficient, catalyst/harmful-free novel plasma method along with a proof-of-concept PEGASUS device for a large-scale N-graphene direct synthesis, as well as N-graphene/metal oxide composites and unique vertical N-graphene arrays grown on metal substrates, via breakthrough research on plasma-enabled singular assembly pathways. The targeted outstanding electrochemical performance of the nano-architectures considered will allow their use as base electrode elements in a proof-of-concept supercapacitor device.

SEM image of plasma produced graphene.

Thermal image of a microwave plasma.