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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Derrick Langley, PhD.


This research presents a method of characterizing single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) ink. This research also examines the results of our characterization efforts. First, the process of ink jet printing SWCNT ink onto organic and inorganic substrates is discussed. Next, the tests for measuring sheet resistance, conductance, inductance, adherence, thickness, roll-off, and S-parameters of the ink are described. Results and findings of the research are presented. The SWCNT ink created by Brewer Science (c) is shown to be an effective material for additive manufacturing using an aerosol jet printer, but not an inkjet printer. The ink is shown to have a sheet resistance on the order of 5 kiloohm per square. The thickness is shown to be between 50 and 800 nm. An inductor is printed and shown to have an inductance on the order of 1 microhenry. Future research directions are discussed, including the additional characterization of SWCNT ink.

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