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dc.contributor.advisorNeikirk, Dean P., 1957-en
dc.creatorKim, Jun Wanen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-18T16:29:48Zen
dc.date.available2011-03-18T16:29:48Zen
dc.date.issued2008-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/10565en
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dc.description.abstractThe miniaturization of chemical and biological sensors has received considerable attention in recent years for medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, pharmaceutical screening, military applications, etc. One interesting area of development in microfluidic system is detecting dielectric properties of MUT (Material Under Test) using IDC (Interdigital Capacitor) electrodes. The IDC chemical sensor has been investigated by many researchers because they are cheap to manufacture and can be easily integrated with other sensing components and signal processing electronics. This dissertation presents the design, fabrication, and testing of an IDC (interdigital capacitor) electrode sensor for a fluid property monitoring component that can be integrated into a microfluidic system. One practical point of this research is the analytical evaluation of the interdigital electrode capacitance for the detection of conductivity and permittivity of the aqueous solutions, which is not apparently analyzed in other chemical sensor applications. In addition, a new noble methodology of remotely accessing the IDC sensor by wireless inductive coupling similar to EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) tags is presented.en
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subjectDielectric propertiesen
dc.subjectMaterial under testen
dc.subjectInterdigital capacitoren
dc.subjectElectrode sensoren
dc.subjectFluid property monitoring componenten
dc.subjectMicrofluidic systemen
dc.titleDevelopment of interdigitated capacitor sensors for direct and wireless measurements of the dielectric properties of liquidsen
dc.description.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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