Office of Undergraduate Research

Electrical manipulation of nano-wires and carbon nanotubes

Nanotechnology deals with the very diverse areas, and brings enormous changes in many research fields and our normal life. It is a multi-disciplinary field that combines engineering, chemistry, physics, and biotechnology, and is gaining recognition in academia and industries across the world. Nano-wires and carbon nanotubes are rod-shape nano structures. Many different substrates have been used for the nano-wires. Various researches on the application of these nano structures have been investigated including formation of electrical circuit and sensors as well as mechanical engineering applications.

Focus will be on the electrical manipulation of nano-wires and carbon nanotubes suspended in a liquid on small electrical device. Interest in engineering and physics with an emphasis on learning experiments of electrical manipulation is highly recommended. Fabrication of electrical devices will involve conventional photolithography on silicon wafer. The equipments used in this work will be mask aligner, spinner, metal evaporator, function generator, power supplier, microscope, scanning electron microscope, etc.

This project is located at the School of Freshwater Sciences: 600 E. Greenfield Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53204

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Tasks and responsibilities:

The student's job will be literature survey, fabrication of the electronic device, electrical manipulation of nano-wires using developed devices. The specific topic will be determined in interview.