Carbon nanotube flow sensors: A comprehensive study

Open Access
Author:
Narayanan, Rajaram
Graduate Program:
Electrical Engineering
Degree:
Master of Science
Document Type:
Master Thesis
Date of Defense:
July 14, 2011
Committee Members:
  • Theresa Stellwag Mayer, Thesis Advisor
  • Siyang Zheng, Thesis Advisor
  • Srinivas A Tadigadapa, Thesis Advisor
Keywords:
  • flow sensors
  • Carbon Nanotubes
  • biosensors
Abstract:
It has been established that flow of fluids over Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) generate voltages. The “Sood effect” as it is colloquially referred to, can spawn a myriad of applications when used in conjunction with microfluidic systems. The focus of this project is to develop and design CNT thin film flow sensing devices with different electrode configurations which are robust and highly sensitive. The capability of CNT flow sensors to detect biomolecules has been investigated.