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Title: Nanotube resonator devices

Abstract

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.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1130523
Patent Number(s):
8717046
Application Number:
12/681,760
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H03 - BASIC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITRY H03D - DEMODULATION OR TRANSFERENCE OF MODULATION FROM ONE CARRIER TO ANOTHER
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2008 Sep 03
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Jensen, Kenneth J, Zettl, Alexander K, and Weldon, Jeffrey A. Nanotube resonator devices. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Jensen, Kenneth J, Zettl, Alexander K, & Weldon, Jeffrey A. Nanotube resonator devices. United States.
Jensen, Kenneth J, Zettl, Alexander K, and Weldon, Jeffrey A. Tue . "Nanotube resonator devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1130523.
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