Polymeric nanowire architectures and nanodevices

Haiqing Liu, Jun Kameoka, Scott Verbridge, Harold G. Craighead

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We devised a method, named as scanned electrospinning technique, to form a variety of one-dimensional polymeric nanostructures. It is a straightforward technique that enables the rapid fabrication of oriented polymeric nanowires as well as their integration with lithographically defined and micromachined surfaces. As a result, these orientated polymeric nanowires can be used as building blocks for nanodevices. Using this method we have made and tested a prototype of high-speed single polymeric nanowire chemical detector that is capable of sensing ultra low concentrations of ammonia gas, with rapid and reversible resistance change. As an example of the nanomechanical resonator, mechanical oscillations of individual suspended silica fibers were measured, with a resonant frequency of 10.8 MHz and a mechanical quality factor of 1600. The general approach represents a significant step toward realizing the potential of organized self-assembled nanostructures in nanoscale device architectures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2005 Technical Proceedings
EditorsM. Laudon, B. Romanowicz
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2005 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: May 8 2005May 12 2005


Other2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA


  • Nanodevice
  • Nanowire
  • Polymeric
  • Resonator
  • Sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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