Patent Number: 8,797,059

Title: Implementing carbon nanotube based sensors for cryptographic applications

Abstract: A method and circuit for implementing security protection with carbon nanotube based sensors for cryptographic applications, and a design structure on which the subject circuit resides are provided. A carbon nanotube layer is incorporated with a polymeric encapsulation layer of a security card. Electrical connections to the carbon nanotube layer are provided for electrical monitoring of electrical resistance of the carbon nanotube layer.

Inventors: Boday; Dylan J. (Tucson, AZ), Kuczynski; Joseph (Rochester, MN), Wertz; Jason T. (Wappingers Falls, NY), Zhang; Jing (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: B82Y 30/00 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018