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    Fabrication and Electrical Characterization of Graphene and Graphene-MOx Hybrid Nanostructures for Gas Sensing Applications

    , Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology Esfandiar, Ali (Author) ; Iraji Zad, Azam (Supervisor) ; Akhavan, Omid (Co-Advisor) ; Gholami, Mohammad Reza (Co-Advisor)
    In this project, two types of graphene obtained from chemical and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) methods were studied for gas/vapor sensing applications . In chemical method, oxidation and exfoliation of graphite was performed in liquid phase. AFM, XPS, Raman spectroscopy and Uv-visible spectroscopy were indicated that single layers synthesis of graphene oxide (GO) sheets was formed successfully. Reduction of the GO to reduced graphene oxide (RGO) was chemically done by hydrazine as a conventional reducing agent and melatonin as a green alternative. Photocatalytic reduction and hybridization of GO with TiO2 was also studied. TEM, SEM and AFM analyses confirmed nucleation and growth of TiO2... 

    Investigation of humidity effect on the air refractive index using an optical fiber design

    , Article Journal of Applied Sciences ; Volume 11, Issue 16 , 2011 , Pages 3022-3027 ; 18125654 (ISSN) Mehrabani, A ; Golnabi, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this study operation of an optical design based on the intensity modulation for the refractive index change has been described. The reported instrument measures the transmitted output power depending up on the medium refractive index in the light path of a fiber-to-fiber design. A liquid cell is located between the fibers in the light path and power variations for different cold and hot water levels in the cell are measured. By using a reference humidity meter the calibration curve representing the relative humidity (%RH) as a function of the transmitted output power is obtained. For the hot water with the final temperature of T = 32.7°C the output power range of 255.0 -313.OnW is...