Visit the website for the Franklin Lab at Duke University for an expansive list of publications. See: http://franklin.pratt.duke.edu/publications
J. B. Andrews, C. Cao, M. Brooke, and A. D. Franklin, “Noninvasive material thickness detection by aerosol jet printed sensors enhanced through metallic carbon nanotube ink.” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 17, pp. 4612-4618, 2017.
J. B. Andrews, P. Ballentine, J. A. Cardenas, C. J. Lim, N. X. Williams, J. Summers, M. Stangler, D. Koester, S. A. Cummer, and A. D. Franklin, “Printed electronic sensor array for mapping tire tread thickness profiles.” IEEE Sensors Journal, (in press).
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