Nanowire electronic device platforms for sensors and electronics Event as iCalendar

30 March 2017

11am - 12pm

Venue: 303-SLT1

Title: Nanowire electronic device platforms for sensors and electronics

Speaker: Dr Natalie Plank - Senior Lecturer in Physics and Principal Investigator the MacDiarmid Institute, Victoria University of Wellington

Abstract: Nanowire materials, such as carbon nanotubes and ZnO nanowires offer researchers many potential advantages in real world applications such as sensors. In our work we aim to make nanomaterial devices in a cheap and scalable way compatible with plastic substrates.

 

In this talk I will introduce our recent work on carbon nanotube electronic biosensors, and their successful detection of estrogen using aptamer (short strands of DNA) receptors [1, 2].

 

I will also talk about our ZnO nanowire synthesis and the unexpected electronic properties we find at the nanoscale [3].

[1]H. Y. Zheng et al., J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 33, 06F904 (2015)

[2]H. Y. Zheng et al., Nanoscale, 8, 13659 (2016)

[3]C.P. Burke-Govey et al. Nanotechnology, 28, 124003, (2017)