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Carbon-based nanodevices for sensors, actuators, and electronics
Author(s): E. H. Yang; S. Strauf; F. Fisher; D. S. Choi
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Paper Abstract

We are pursuing several projects aimed at developing carbon-based nanodevices for sensing, actuation, and nanoelectronics applications. In one project, we are seeking to fabricate and characterize carbon nanotube quantum dots (CNT-QDs) with potential application as future electronic memories with high-performance, bandwidth, and throughput. In a second effort, we have used pulsed laser deposition (PLD) to create thermal bimorph nanoactuators based on multi-wall nano tubes (MWNTs) coated on one side with a thin metal film. Lastly, graphene materials are being studied to investigate its field emission properties for vacuum electronics and to exploit its differential conductivity. These devices have potential in a wide range of applications including sensors, detectors, system-on-a-chip, system-in-a-package, programmable logic controls, energy storage systems and all-electronic systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2009
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7318, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications, 731813 (11 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817758
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E. H. Yang, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
S. Strauf, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
F. Fisher, Stevens Institute of Technology (United States)
D. S. Choi, Univ. of Idaho (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7318:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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