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Carbon nanotube array based sensor

United States Patent

6,946,851
September 20, 2005
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A sensor system comprising a first electrode with an array of carbon nanotubes and a second electrode. The first electrode with an array of carbon nanotubes and the second electrode are positioned to produce an air gap between the first electrode with an array of carbon nanotubes and the second electrode. A measuring device is provided for sensing changes in electrical capacitance between the first electrode with an array of carbon nanotubes and the second electrode.
Lee; Christopher L. (Oakland, CA), Noy; Aleksandr (Fremont, CA), Swierkowski; Stephan P. (Livermore, CA), Fisher; Karl A. (Brentwood, CA), Woods; Bruce W. (Livermore, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 611,136
20040004485
June 30, 2003
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.