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Novel nanotube-on-insulator (NOI) approach toward single-walled carbon nanotube devices

Liu, X. L. and Han, S and Zhou, C. W. (2006) Novel nanotube-on-insulator (NOI) approach toward single-walled carbon nanotube devices. NANO LETTERS, 6 (1). pp. 34-39.

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We present a novel nanotube-on-insulator (NOI) approach for producing high-yield nanotube devices based on aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes. First, we managed to grow aligned nanotube arrays with controlled density on crystalline, insulating sapphire substrates, which bear analogy to industry-adopted silicon-on-insulator substrates. On the basis of the nanotube arrays, we demonstrated registration-free fabrication of both top-gated and polymer-electrolyte-gated field-effect transistors with minimized parasitic capacitance. In addition, we have developed a way to transfer these aligned nanotube arrays to flexible substrates successfully. Our approach has great potential for high-density, large-scale integrated systems based on carbon nanotubes for both micro- and flexible electronics.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Physical Science > Nano objects
ID Code:3726
Deposited By:Farnush Anwar
Deposited On:22 Jan 2009 13:14
Last Modified:31 Mar 2009 17:56

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