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1 G RAPHENE E LECTROSTATIC L OUDSPEAKER Kristin Holz Advisor: Dr. Steven Errede Research supported by NSF Grant PHY

2 S UMMARY Background Importance Prototype Frequency Response and Efficiency Simulation

3 W HAT IS AN E LECTROSTATIC L OUDSPEAKER ? AC voltage perforated capacitor Insulating frame DC voltage biased membrane

4 G RAPHENE One atom thick layer of graphite Hexagonal pattern of carbon atoms Low resistivity Low mass Low spring constant High strength

5 W HY A G RAPHENE E LECTROSTATIC L OUDSPEAKER ? Thinness and low mass density allow for smaller sized speaker Low mass, low spring constant, and high strength produces a great overall frequency response High strength ensures better fidelity

6 V OLTAGE D RIVER D ESIGN Op Amp Inverting Op Amp Input Output

7 F REQUENCY AND P HASE R ESPONSE OF D RIVER Range of hearing

8 V OLTAGE D RIVER Op Amp Electronic Component Trimpot Resistor Capacitors Copper Foil Grounding Plane Resistors Top View Bottom View

9 E LECTROSTATIC L OUDSPEAKER P ROTOTYPES Aluminized Mylar Membrane Steel mesh capacitor plates Nylon washer spacers (1.676 mm) Graphited Mylar Membrane Steel mesh capacitor plates Hole punch reinforcement sticker spacers (0.127 mm)

10 A LUMINIZED M YLAR L OUDSPEAKER : F REQUENCY R ESPONSE AND EFFICIENCY Comfortable headphone volume region

11 G RAPHITED M YLAR L OUDSPEAKER : F REQUENCY R ESPONSE AND EFFICIENCY Comfortable headphone volume region

12 S IMULATION Geometry Displacement at Hz Sound Pressure Level at 1kHzAcoustic Pressure Field at 1kHz

13 C ONCLUSIONS Graphene electrostatic loudspeakers should theoretically be better than current headphone speakers The voltage driver circuit we made works well The simulation produces results we expected The prototypes produce results we expected Now we just need the graphene sheet…


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