Date of Award
Master of Science
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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.
Davis, Matthew, "Adaptive hybrid structures to enhance graphene-based sensors for detecting moisture in corn plants" (2019). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 16999.