Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2019

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Liang Dong

Abstract

The utilization of graphene, a two-dimensional structure of carbon atoms, to measure water content in corn plants is presented. Discussed are the structural properties of graphene, fabrication methods, and previous designs by other research groups. This work attempts to design and test a new style of graphene sensor that maintains signal stability while not inhibiting plant growth or health. Specifically, the use of inkjet printing and molds to manufacture the graphene sensor component and the use of a soft polymer for a flexible attachment is examined. Simulations for determining the efficacy of mechanical structures are also analyzed.

Copyright Owner

Matthew Davis

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

41 pages

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