Development of biopolymer based resonant sensors
Date of Award
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisor: Guru Subramanyam
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.
Biopolymers, Chemical detectors Design and construction, Sustainable engineering
Copyright 2010, author
Jones, Erica Nicole, "Development of biopolymer based resonant sensors" (2010). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 251.