Faculty Advisor

Burnham, Nancy A.

Faculty Advisor

Lambert, Christopher R.

Abstract

Miniature electrodes are in growing demand for applications such as medical sensing and alternative energy technologies. The potential for increasing the capacitance of such electrodes by roughening the surface was investigated, which may allow for further miniaturization. Although roughening the surface did increase the capacitance, nanometer-scale roughness seems to reduce the capacitor ideality. This indicates that the roughening techniques should increase micron-scale roughness while minimizing nanometer-scale roughness. Electrodeposition of gold nanoparticles was found to achieve this goal.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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