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Nanoscale Parametric Amplifier           
IB-3069

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ABSTRACT:

A research team led by Berkeley Lab’s Alex Zettl has developed a nanoscale electro-mechanical amplifier that can be used for enhanced radio wave detection and electronic signal amplification.

Operating this carbon nanotube-based NEMS parametric amplifier in the limit of strong coupling between mechanical vibrations and field emission tunneling current yields a phase-sensitive, variable gain, band-pass-filtering amplifier for electronic signal processing. At the same time, it can operate as a variable-sensitivity, tunable detector and transducer of RF electromagnetic waves.

For more detailed information, see the researchers’ publication, below.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Aleman, B.J., Sussman, A., Mickelson, W., Zettl, A. “A Carbon Nanotube-based NEMS Parametric Amplifier for Enhanced Radio Wave Detection and Electronic Signal Amplification,” Journal of Physics, Conference Series 302 (2011).

DEVELOPMENT STAGE:  Testing conducted on a bench scale prototype of the device.

STATUS: Patent pending. Available for license or collaborative research.

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REFERENCE NUMBER: IB-3069

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Last updated: 05/16/2013