Suparva Paruthy

Mechanical engineering

Hometown: New Delhi, India

Graduation date: Spring 2018

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FURI | Spring 2018

Effects of Manufacturing Methods on Piezoresistive Properties in Advanced Carbon Nanotube Based Sensors

The main objective of this research is to characterize the two fabrication techniques for manufacturing carbon nanotube-based sensors and optimize them for piezo-resistive response. The traditional method of fabrication, vacuum filtration (VF), will be investigated, along with a novel method called surfactant-free (SF). Samples from both methods are prepared by modulating pre-fabrication conditions and their homogeneity is tested using Raman spectroscopy. Their piezo-resistive response will be tested under tensile and tensile cyclic loading and their change in resistance will be recorded using a digital multi-meter.

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