Humidity Sensor

Hanyu Zhang (Inventor), Elisa Link (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


The present disclosure relates to a device that includes a light source, a detector; and a film having a first surface that includes a transition metal dichalcogenide, where the film is configured to interact with a volume of gas containing a concentration of water vapor, the light source is configured to shine a first light onto the first surface, the film is configured, as a result of the first light, to emit from the first surface a second light, the detector is configured to receive at least a portion of the second light, and the detector is configured to generate a signal proportional to an intensity of the second light.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number11,204,321 B2
Filing date21/12/21
StatePublished - 2021

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5900-81750


  • silicon charge coupled device
  • transition metal dichalcogenide
  • wavelength


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