• Design of a bidirectional front-end for resonating sensors 

      Marchetti, Luca (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;27, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
      In the last decades, the use of electronic sensors in portable applications became increasingly common. They provide a simple way to study processes, monitor envi-ronment conditions or to provide hazard systems. In order ...
    • Die-attach for high-temperature electronics 

      Larsson, Andreas (Doctoral thesis, 2019)
      Applications in harsh environments push the boundaries for electronic systems. High temperatures put great stress on electronic components. The die-attach is an enabling component that makes the system work. It needs to ...
    • Environmental microorganisms: microsystem approaches to separation and analysis 

      Hønsvall, Birgitte Kasin (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;16, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
      Three technologies were tested in this PhD project, all of which have potential for use in micro systems for environmental analyses: The Trilobite® technology for particle separation and purification, the analysis technique ...
    • Heterojunction engineering on TiO2 nanotubes electrodes and their applications 

      Du, Kang (Doctoral dissertations at the University of South-Eastern Norway;9, Doctoral thesis, 2018)
      Abstract With the dramatic progress in nanotechnology, TiO2 nanomaterials have shown blooming applications in the field of energy and environment since the discovery of water photolysis on a TiO2 electrode in 1972. In ...
    • High-stability piezoresistive pressure sensors 

      Sandvand, Åsmund (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;25, Doctoral thesis, 2017)
      Piezoresistive pressure sensors have been in use for decades and are among the most successful micromachined sensors. From their introduction in the 1960s, they have experienced a dramatic improvement on performance and ...
    • Interdigital-Electrode Thin-Film Piezoelectric Microactuators 

      Nguyen, Cuong Hung (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;29, Doctoral thesis, 2018-01)
      Along with microsensors, microactuators are the most important components of microelectromechanical systems. Many microactuators use piezoelectric coupling mechanisms because they allow these actuators to generate high ...
    • Local Synthesis and Direct Integration of Carbon Nanotubes into Microsystems for Sensor Applications 

      Ta, Bao Quoc (Doctoral theses at Buskerud and Vestfold University College;1, Doctoral thesis, 2014)
      Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been intensively studied since their discovery more than two decades ago. A lot of research has exploited their extraordinary properties and various applications, meanwhile, revealed the ...
    • Micro and Nano Technologies for Unmanned Nano Air Vehicles (NAVs) 

      Petricca, Luca (Doctoral theses at Buskerud and Vestfold University College;2, Doctoral thesis, 2014)
      Nano Air Vehicles (NAVs) consist of remotely controlled miniaturized flying objects with maximum dimensions smaller than 15 cm and less than 20 g in weight. The small size of such systems allows them to penetrate and ...
    • Perovskite Solar Cells : Improved Active layer Morphology and Pore-filling in TiO2 Nano-Scaffolds 

      Nawaz, Asmat (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;34, Doctoral thesis, 2018)
      Organometallic halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have recently shown tremendous research interest due to their remarkable photovoltaic (PV) performance reaching up to 22% power conversion efficiency in merely five years ...
    • Reliable Packaging and Development of Photodiode Module for Operation at 4 K 

      Bardalen, Eivind (Doctoral dissertations at the University of South-Eastern Norway;5, Doctoral thesis, 2018)
      AC voltage standards based on pulse-driven Josephson junction arrays, operated at 4 K, enable quantum-accurate generation of arbitrary voltage waveforms. These devices are operated by biasing the arrays with high-frequency ...
    • Simulation and microfabrication of MEMS vacuum electronic devices for terahertz technology 

      Billa, Laxma Reddy (Doctoral dissertations at the University of South-Eastern Norway;49, Doctoral thesis, 2019)
      Numerous applications explore the scarcely used terahertz (THz) band in the electromagnetic spectrum. However, widespread utilization of the THz band is technically challenging, due to the lack of power sources. The power ...
    • Smartphone-based urinary biomarker detection: an application-oriented device and algorithm 

      Karlsen, Haakon (Doctoral dissertations at the University College of Southeast Norway;30, Doctoral thesis, 2018)
      Persons of advanced age have a higher risk of contracting urinary tract infection than the general population. Functional impairments, cognitive impairments, urine incontinence and advanced age encumbers the management of ...
    • Surface plasmonics analysis and photoelectrochemical properties of Au/TiO2 nanosystems 

      Shao, Ying (Doctoral dissertations at the University of South-Eastern Norway;2, Doctoral thesis, 2018)
      This thesis focuses on investigation of photoelectric and photoeletrochemical (PEC) performance of TiO2 nanotube based photoelectrodes. Surface plasmonic resonance (SPR) have been studied by theoretical analysis, fabrication ...