Title

Development of biopolymer based resonant sensors

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor/Chair

Advisor: Guru Subramanyam

Abstract

Currently investigation of biopolymers for electronics, photonics and sensor applications is becoming more widespread. In this work, fabrication of a resonant sensor using various biopolymers has been accomplished. Biopolymers are becoming more and more common in the fabrication of electronic and photonic devices due to their inexpensiveness or cost effectiveness, eco-friendliness and ease of processing. The resonant sensor consists of an inductor in series with a variable capacitor composed of two electrodes separated by a chemically sensitive biopolymer. The resonant sensor is a multi-parameter device as one can measure the resonance frequency, amplitude and phase of the scattering parameters. Examples of chemical testing using the resonant sensor will be presented.

Keywords

Biopolymers, Chemical detectors Design and construction, Sustainable engineering

Rights Statement

Copyright 2010, author

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