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    • The development of carbon nanostructured sensors 

      Kritzinger, Pieter Christo (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: During this research the possibility of using carbon nanostructures in sensors were investigated. Graphene and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are the nano- structures that were used in the developed sensors. ...

    • The development of equipment for the fabrication of thin film superconductor and nano structures 

      Buttner, Ulrich (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2011-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The nano-age is more about the mesoscopic phenomena, than those occurring at molecular and atomic level, which have been studied by chemists and physicists for more than a hundred years. Nanotechnology ...

    • Fabrication of Josephson junctions using AFM nanolithography 

      Elkaseh, Akram Abdulsalam (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Planar weak link structures, such as micro-bridges, variable thickness bridges and nanobridges, have always attracted a lot of attention. Their potential to behave as real Josephson elements make them ...

    • An investigation into the fabrication of nanomechanical switches 

      Schenke, Carlo (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This report intends to show how able the Stellenbosch Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department’s micro fabrication laboratory is to manufacture nanomechanical switches and similar structures. ...

    • An investigation into the research and development of nanostructured photovoltaic cells 

      Botha, Alwyn Francois (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Organic semiconductors are used to manufacture thin film (smaller than 50nm) photovoltaic devices. Layer thicknesses are calibrated with the use of an AFM and QCM crystals. An in house method is prepared ...

    • A roadmap towards NanoElectroMechanical systems 

      Terblanche, Eugene (Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2009-03)
      Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) are the integration of nanotechnology and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The idea of this thesis is to give a basic preparation to approach NEMS, a subcategory of nanotechnology. ...