Single–Walled Carbon Nanotubes for High Performance Thin Film Electronics

  • Qing Cao
  • Coskun Kocabas
  • Matthew A. Meitl
  • Seong Jun Kang
  • Jang Ung Park
  • John A. Rogers
Part of the Integrated Circuits and Systems book series (ICIR)

Introduction and Motivation

Although the great majority of work on single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) electronics has focused on devices and test structures that incorporate individual tubes as the active components [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6], it is likely that realistic technology applications will require systems that involve large numbers of tubes, in the form of random networks or aligned arrays or something in between. These types of SWNT based monolayer or sub-monolayer ‘films’ avoid many of the challenges of single tube devices because they (i) offer attractive statistics that minimize device-to-device variations even with electronically heterogeneous tubes, (ii) provide large active areas and high current outputs, due to the large number of tubes involved in transport, and (iii) do not require, in many cases, precise spatial positioning of individual tubes [7, 8, 9]. Potential applications that could derive from a successful effort in SWNT thin film electronics range from enhanced,...


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We thank T. Banks, K. Colravy and D. Sievers for help with the processing. This work was supported by DARPA-funded AFRL-managed Macroelectronics Program Contract FA8650-04-C-7101, the NSF through grant NIRT-0403489, the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab and the Center for Microanalysis of Materials in University of Illinois which is funded by U.S. Department of Energy through grant DEFG02-91-ER45439, the Center for Nanoscale Chemical Electrical Mechanical Manufacturing Systems in University of Illinois which is funded by the NSF through grant DMI-0328162, and a graduate fellowship from the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation (M.A.M.).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qing Cao
  • Coskun Kocabas
  • Matthew A. Meitl
  • Seong Jun Kang
  • Jang Ung Park
  • John A. Rogers
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical Science and EngineeringBeckman Institute and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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