Franklin group picture from Fall 2018 outside of the Duke engineering buildings. In the picture (roughly from left-to-right): Prof. Franklin, Zhihui Cheng, Steven Noyce, Joey Andrews, Hattan Abuzaid, Nathaniel Brooke, Jorge Cardenas, Jian Guan, Nick Williams, Shiheng Lu, Nate Watson, Jay Doherty, Yuh-Chen Lin, Brittani Carroll. Not pictured: Kate Price, Matthew Barbano, Shreya Singh, Nathan Choe, Justin Wang, Xiangjin Wu, Tian Xia
Fall 2018 Group Party!
Carbon nanotubes monitor tire tread
Using sensors made from printed carbon nanotubes, the tread depth of a tire can be monitored, electrically. This low-cost solution is able to yield sub-mm accuracy in the tread thickness, all from electrical signals transmitted from inside the tire. More details can be found in our IEEE Sensors Journal manuscript and in this story.
Printed Sensors from Nanomaterials
The printing of sensors provides a low-cost and highly customizable approach for enabling countless applications in this Internet-of-Things (IoT) era. This includes biosensors, such as immunoassays, used for the targeted detection of disease-specific antigens for rapid diagnosis. The intrinsic sensitivity of nanomaterials, when appropriately printed into such sensors, can provide tremendous advantages over the state-of-the-art.
We study the use of nanomaterials (including 1D carbon nanotubes--shown here--and 2D transition metal dichalcogenides, like MoS2) to enable a variety of high-performance and printed electronic devices. With a truly 1D electronic structure, ballistic transport, and a ~1 nm diameter, nanotubes offer many advantages for electronics.
Fall 2015 Group Party!
Taking electronics to new places with nanomaterials
Our lab focuses on the integration of nanomaterials to enable a new generation of electronics, from advanced nanoelectronics to low-cost printed electronics. Customization of form factor includes adapting electronic devices to different environments, from radiation harsh space to biological applications.