Carbon-based nanodevices for sensors, actuators and electronics

E. H. Yang, S. Strauf, F. Fisher, D. S. Choi

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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.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationMicro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications
StatePublished - 2009
EventMicro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 15 Apr 200917 Apr 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceMicro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL


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