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dc.contributor.authorMcKerricher, Garret
dc.contributor.authorConchouso Gonzalez, David
dc.contributor.authorCook, Benajmin S.
dc.contributor.authorFoulds, Ian G.
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atif
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T07:25:19Z
dc.date.available2015-08-04T07:25:19Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.citationMcKerricher, G., Conchouso, D., Cook, B. S., Foulds, I., & Shamim, A. (2014). Crude oil water-cut sensing with disposable laser ablated and inkjet printed RF microfluidics. 2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2014). doi:10.1109/mwsym.2014.6848658
dc.identifier.isbn9781479938698
dc.identifier.issn0149645X
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/MWSYM.2014.6848658
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/564924
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the first microwave microfluidic crude oil/water cut sensor. Anhydrous crude oil is been tested and the device provides a measurable frequency shift of 500MHz at 50% (vol.) water content and a 50MHz shift for a 5% (vol.) water concentration. The sensor is realized with a low-cost direct write fabrication method. This involves laser ablation, inkjet printing, laser heating, along with low temperature thermal compression bonding of Poly (methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) sheets. By using localized laser sintering a conductivity of 2.5e6 S/m is achieved for silver nanoparticle ink without the need to heat the entire substrate above its glass transition temperature of (105 °C). The dielectric properties of PMMA are characterized to 1 GHz and a simulation model is offered for analyzing the dielectric properties of crude oil. This work demonstrates that a small form factor and low cost device is capable of precise water-cut measurements. © 2014 IEEE.
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.subjectinkjet printing
dc.subjectmicrofluidic
dc.subjectpassive sensors
dc.subjectwater-cut
dc.titleCrude oil water-cut sensing with disposable laser ablated and inkjet printed RF microfluidics
dc.typeConference Paper
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Program
dc.identifier.journal2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2014)
dc.conference.date1 June 2014 through 6 June 2014
dc.conference.name2014 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2014
dc.conference.locationTampa, FL
dc.contributor.institutionGeorgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, United States
kaust.personFoulds, Ian G.
kaust.personShamim, Atif
kaust.personMcKerricher, Garret
kaust.personConchouso Gonzalez, David


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