Abstract

Placement of single walled carbon nanotubes is demonstrated through massively parallel indirect dielectrophoresis (MPID). MPID is shown to be able to control the placement of carbon tubes as well as the number of tubes placed. Lumped element analysis for AC circuits is used to model MPID. This model allows for predictions of the number of tubes that will be captured in a trap. This model has been consistent with experimental data of numbers of nanotube placed in a junction. Carbon nanotubes placed with MPID are shown to be electrically active.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Physics and Astronomy

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Date Submitted

2009-07-27

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3115

Keywords

Dielectrophoresis, Carbon nanotubes

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