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Utilization of carbon nanotubes in electromagnetic wave detectors

Yahya, N and Zakariah, M. H. and Zhu, T. W and Kioziol, K. (2009) Utilization of carbon nanotubes in electromagnetic wave detectors. In: International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Nano-SciTech 2008; Selangor; 18 November 2008 through 21 November 2008.

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Abstract

Direct detection of hydrocarbon by an active source using electromagnetic (EM) energy termed seabed logging (SBL) has shown very promising results. However, currently available electromagnetic wave technology has a number of challenges include sensitivity and frequency matching. This paper presents development of the carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as electromagnetic wave detector due to outstanding properties of carbon nanotubes. They are currently one of the desired materials for advanced technologies. Two types of detectors were developed in this work, carbon nanotube-based (D1) and without nanotube-based (D2) detectors. Various configuration and arrangement for each type of detector were investigated to determine the one with the highest detection measurement and stability of frequency stability of detection system. It was found that 20 turn-coils coil placed at its centre gives the maximum detection of induction voltage, 39.61 mV. However, the 20 turncoils with CNTs which gives 36.50 mV is the preferred EM detectors due to the stability in frequency of the detection system. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Energy
ID Code:7333
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Noorhana Yahya
Deposited On:19 Dec 2011 00:54
Last Modified:19 Dec 2011 00:54

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