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Nanotube resonator devices

United States Patent

May 6, 2014
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A fully-functional radio receiver fabricated from a single nanotube is being disclosed. Simultaneously, a single nanotube can perform the functions of all major components of a radio: antenna, tunable band-pass filter, amplifier, and demodulator. A DC voltage source, as supplied by a battery, can power the radio. Using carrier waves in the commercially relevant 40-400 MHz range and both frequency and amplitude modulation techniques, successful music and voice reception has been demonstrated. Also disclosed are a radio transmitter and a mass sensor using a nanotube resonator device.
Jensen; Kenneth J. (Berkeley, CA), Zettl; Alexander K. (Kensington, CA), Weldon; Jeffrey A. (Oakland, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
12/ 681,760
September 3, 2008
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT The invention described and claimed herein was made in part utilizing funds supplied by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 and by the U.S. National Science Foundation within the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems, Grant No. EEC-0425914. The Government has certain rights in this invention.