Raghu Mangu

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- Engineering students at the University of Kentucky have designed and built solar powered cars for the 2008 North American Solar Challenge and the 2009 Formula Sun Grand Prix. Gato del Sol III, our most accomplished car, is powered by a solar array of 480 Silicon monocrystalline photovoltaic cells. Maximum Power Point trackers efficiently made use of these(More)
Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)-polymer composite-based hybrid sensors were fabricated and integrated into a resistive sensor design for gas sensing applications. Thin films of MWCNTs were grown onto Si/SiO(2) substrates via xylene pyrolysis using the chemical vapor deposition technique. Polymers like PEDOT:PSS and polyaniline (PANI) mixed with(More)
Anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) membranes were fabricated using flexible substrate/carrier material. This method facilitates the use of AAO templates with many different materials as substrates that are otherwise incompatible with most anodization techniques. Thin titanium (Ti) and tungsten (W) layers were employed as interlayer materials. Titanium enhances(More)
OF THESIS GAS SENSING PROPERTIES AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF MULTI WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES Multi walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) grown in highly ordered porous alumina templates were incorporated into a resistive gas sensor design and were evaluated for their sensitivities. The material characteristics and electrical properties of the nanotubes were(More)
Thin films of n-type cadmium telluride nanowires were produced by electro-deposition into the pores of alumina membranes and were studied for their morphology, chemical composition, crystallite orientation and spectral transmission characteristics. Electrodes were deposited to form ITO/CdTe nanowire/Graphite Schottky diodes and ITO/CdTe nanowire/Indium(More)
Vertically aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) arrays fabricated by xylene pyrolysis in anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) templates without the use of a catalyst were integrated into a resistive sensor design. Steady state sensitivities as high as 5% and 10% for 100 ppm of NH(3) and NO(2), respectively, at a flow rate of 750 sccm were observed. A thin(More)
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