Carbon Nanotubes & Fluid Flows

We have been developing sensors and devices based on carbon nanotubes since 1999. Our main focus has been on the interaction between fluid flows (gases and liquids) and nanotubes, either individual or in the form of “carpets”. In particular, technologies have been developed for microscale patterning based on “capillography” (patterning of nanotube-based hairy surfaces using drying-induced capillary forces); nanoscale sieving of large molecules through nanotube forests; shear flow sensing based on nanotube deflections etc.


NASA, National Institute of Health (NIH), Caltech, National Science Foundation (NSF)


Carbon Nanotube Fabrication Laboratory (Caltech)