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Title: Tunable multiwalled nanotube resonator

Abstract

A tunable nanoscale resonator has potential applications in precise mass, force, position, and frequency measurement. One embodiment of this device consists of a specially prepared multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT) suspended between a metal electrode and a mobile, piezoelectrically controlled contact. By harnessing a unique telescoping ability of MWNTs, one may controllably slide an inner nanotube core from its outer nanotube casing, effectively changing its length and thereby changing the tuning of its resonance frequency. Resonant energy transfer may be used with a nanoresonator to detect molecules at a specific target oscillation frequency, without the use of a chemical label, to provide label-free chemical species detection.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [2]
  1. Kensington, CA
  2. Berkeley, CA
  3. Albany, CA
  4. San Francisco, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1015454
Patent Number(s):
7,915,973
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/467,422
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) LBNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Zettl, Alex K, Jensen, Kenneth J, Girit, Caglar, Mickelson, William E, and Grossman, Jeffrey C. Tunable multiwalled nanotube resonator. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Zettl, Alex K, Jensen, Kenneth J, Girit, Caglar, Mickelson, William E, & Grossman, Jeffrey C. Tunable multiwalled nanotube resonator. United States.
Zettl, Alex K, Jensen, Kenneth J, Girit, Caglar, Mickelson, William E, and Grossman, Jeffrey C. Tue . "Tunable multiwalled nanotube resonator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1015454.
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abstractNote = {A tunable nanoscale resonator has potential applications in precise mass, force, position, and frequency measurement. One embodiment of this device consists of a specially prepared multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWNT) suspended between a metal electrode and a mobile, piezoelectrically controlled contact. By harnessing a unique telescoping ability of MWNTs, one may controllably slide an inner nanotube core from its outer nanotube casing, effectively changing its length and thereby changing the tuning of its resonance frequency. Resonant energy transfer may be used with a nanoresonator to detect molecules at a specific target oscillation frequency, without the use of a chemical label, to provide label-free chemical species detection.},
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year = {Tue Mar 29 00:00:00 EDT 2011},
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