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Nanophotonic devices based on graphene and carbon nanotubes

Deng, Sunan (2016)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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The research presented in the thesis includes the modelling and characterization of the novel devices based on graphene and carbon nanotube (CNT)-based buckypaper. The devices have great potential to be used in applications such as photovoltaics, optical communications/imaging and sensors for oil and gas industry. Graphene is a promising material with excellent optical and electrical properties. Research was carried out in utilizing graphene for photonic and plasmonic devices, including ultra-thin flat lens, plasmonic lens, and oil sensor. Buckypaper extends the applications of CNTs’ excellent properties from nanoscale to microscale. This opportunity was explored in the development of ultra-thin flat lens.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Jiang, Kyle and Butt, Haider
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Department:School of Engineering
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Publications resulting from research:

Deng, Sunan, et al. "Laser directed writing of flat lenses on buckypaper." Nanoscale 7.29 (2015): 12405-12410.
DOI: 10.1039/C5NR02481A

Kong, Xiang-Tian, et al. "Graphene-based ultrathin flat lenses." ACS Photonics 2.2 (2015): 200-207.
DOI: 10.1021/ph500197j

Sunan Deng, A. K. Yetisen, K. Jiang, and H. Butt, Computational modelling of a graphene Fresnel lens on different substrates, RSC Advances, 2014. 4(57): p. 30050-30058.
DOI: 10.1039/c4ra03991b

Liu, Jian, et al. "Graphene–Alumina Nanocomposites with Improved Mechanical Properties for Biomedical Applications." ACS applied materials & interfaces 8.4 (2016): 2607-2616.
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b10424

Subjects:TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:7041
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