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Chin. Phys. B, 2020, Vol. 29(7): 078501    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/ab888f

Carbon nanotube-based nanoelectromechanical resonatoras mass biosensor

Ahmed M. Elseddawy1, Adel H. Phillips2, Ahmed S Bayoumi3
1 Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada;
2 Faculty of Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt;
3 Faculty of Engineering, Kafr-Elsheikh Unversity, Kafr-Elsheikh, Egypt
Abstract  The use of single walled carbon nanotube-based nanoelectromechanical system (NEMS) resonator to sense the biomolecules' mass is investigated under the influence of an external ac-field. A single walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) cantilever has been proposed and studied if the mass is attached at the tip or various intermediate positions. The shift of the resonant frequency and the quality factor have been investigated and show high sensitivity to the attached mass of biomolecule and its position. The proposed SWCNT-based NEMS resonator is a good candidate for sensing and tracing biomolecules' mass as concentration of acetone in human exhale, resulting in a painless, correct, and simple diabetics' diagnosis.
Keywords:  single walled carbon nanotube      nanoelectromechanical system resonator      ac-field      biomolecule  
Received:  01 February 2020      Revised:  26 March 2020      Published:  05 July 2020
PACS:  85.30.De (Semiconductor-device characterization, design, and modeling)  
  72.80.Vp (Electronic transport in graphene)  
  85.40.Qx (Microcircuit quality, noise, performance, and failure analysis)  
Corresponding Authors:  Ahmed M. Elseddawy, Adel H. Phillips, Ahmed S Bayoumi     E-mail:;;

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Ahmed M. Elseddawy, Adel H. Phillips, Ahmed S Bayoumi Carbon nanotube-based nanoelectromechanical resonatoras mass biosensor 2020 Chin. Phys. B 29 078501

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