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Efficient Selection of Carbon Nanotubes by Desired Properties

IntroductionIn the beginning powder form, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have a wide range of physical dimensions and electrical properties at the level of individual CNTs. A number of researchers have tried various methods of selecting and manipulating (CNTs) produced in batch quantities. However, these processes do not select CNTs by specific dimensions,...
Published: 10/8/2010   |   Inventor(s): Ning Xi, Wai Chiu King Lai, Uche Wejinya
Keywords(s): Carbon Nanotube, DEP Force, MEMS, Micromanipulation, Microprobe, Sonication Category(s): Materials, Nanotechnology

Improved Force Sensing on Nano-Manipulated Objects

IntroductionEfficient manipulation of nano-sized objects will require an effective means for sensing the force exerted by a nanoprobe on the object. Current PZT (lead zirconium titante)-based piezoelectric force sensors are limited in their sensitivity.Description of TechnologyBy using a highly sensitive polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) piezoelectric...