Thesis (Open Access)
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Michael Crosser (Thesis Advisor)
William Mackie & Keron Subero (Committee Members)
Biological and Chemical Physics | Condensed Matter Physics | Physics
The use of graphene field-effect transistors as a biosensor is increasingly being used to study biological phenomena, due to the sensitivity and low reactivity of graphene. To further improve sensitivity in biological environments, we examined how different salt concentrations affect the mobility of capacitance of the graphene. Samples were also measured after an annealing process. We report on the positive correlation between sensitivity and electrolyte concentration and speculate on methods to improve future detectors. Mobility of the device was found to change from 1.07*103cm2/ (V*s) in de-ionized water to 2.78*103cm2/ (V*s) in a 500 mM potassium phosphate buffer solution.
Martino, Flint A., "Effect of Electrolyte Concentration on the Capacitance and Mobility of Graphene" (2016). Senior Theses. 19.