Zhonglie An

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In this paper, we present the fabrication and characterization of a silicon micromirror with carbon nanotubes (CNTs)-nickel (Ni) nanocomposite beams, and evaluate the mechanical stability of the micromirror in terms of resonant frequency. A novel electroplating method is developed for synthesis of the CNTs-Ni nanocomposite. CNTs are pretreated to have(More)
Graphene reinforced nickel (Ni) is an intriguing nanocomposite with tremendous potential for microelectromechanical system (MEMS) applications by remedying mechanical drawbacks of the metal matrix for device optimization, though very few related works have been reported. In this paper, we developed a pulse-reverse electrodeposition method for synthesizing(More)
In this work, we present the electrodeposition of nickel (Ni)-carbon nanotube (CNT) composite thin films and evaluate the CNT weight percentage in films using energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX). To increase the CNTs codeposition, the CNTs are functionalized with positive charges and the composite thin films are deposited with different current(More)
This paper reports the fabrication of a silicon micromirror with graphene-nickel (Ni) nanocomposite beams, and evaluate the mechanical stability of the mirror in terms of resonant frequency. A novel pulse-reversed electroplating method is developed for synthesizing the nanocomposite with uniformly dispersed and high loading content of graphene. The(More)
We present the fabrication and characterization of a silicon micromirror with carbon nanotubes (CNTs)-nickel (Ni) composite beams, and evaluate the mechanical stability of the micromirror in terms of resonant frequency. A novel electroplating method is developed for the synthesis of the CNTs-Ni composite. The weight fraction of the CNTs in the electroplated(More)
This paper describes the development of a photoacoustic microsensor for noninvasive glucose monitoring in human blood. The microsensor, based on capacitive sensing, is comprised of a resonant type cantilevered sensing element, sensitive to acoustic pressure and a rigid back plate electrode. Both parts of the sensor are fabricated separately. To eliminate(More)
In this paper, we develop a novel electroplating method for the synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs)-nickel (Ni) nanocomposite, and present the fabrication of a silicon micromirror with the CNTs-Ni nanocomposite beams to evaluate the mechanical stability of the micromirror in terms of resonant frequency. CNTs are pretreated to have positive charges on their(More)
In this paper, an electrodeposition method for nickel (Ni)-multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) composite thin films is presented. The composite film is deposited using an electrolyte in which MWCNTs are randomly dispersed. Two kinds of MWCNTs annealed at 1200 °C and 2600 °C were used for the electrodeposition using pulse or sine waveforms.(More)
In this paper, we present the electrodeposition of copper (Cu) composites with high contents of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and evaluate the mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of the composites. A novel electroplating method is developed for the electrodeposition of the CNTs-Cu composite with two kinds of multi-walled CNTs (MWCNTs),(More)
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