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Origins of 1/f noise in individual semiconducting carbon nanotube field-effect transistors

Tobias, David and Ishigami, Masa and Tselev, Alexander and Barbara, Paola and Williams, Ellen D. and Lobb, Christopher J. and Fuhrer, Michael S. (2008) Origins of 1/f noise in individual semiconducting carbon nanotube field-effect transistors. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 77 (3).

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Official URL: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevB.77.033407

Abstract

The temperature dependence of 1/f noise in individual semiconducting carbon nanotube (CNT) field-effect transistors is used to estimate the distribution of activation energies of the fluctuators D(E) responsible for the noise. D(E) shows a rise at low energy with no characteristic energy scale, and a broad peak at similar to 0.4 eV. The peak, responsible for the majority of noise at room temperature, cannot be due to electronic excitations, carrier number fluctuations, or structural fluctuations of the CNT, and likely results from the motion of defects in the dielectric or at the CNT-dielectric interface, or very strongly physisorbed species (binding energy similar to 0.4 eV) on the CNT or dielectric surface.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
ID Code:2927
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:12 Jan 2009 15:17
Last Modified:20 Jan 2009 12:16

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