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Theory and practice of "¬Ä¬úStriping"¬Ä¬Ě for improved ON/OFF Ratio in carbon nanonet thin film transistors

Pimparkar, Ninad and Cao, Qing and Rogers, John A. and Alam, Muhammad A. (2009) Theory and practice of "¬Ä¬úStriping"¬Ä¬Ě for improved ON/OFF Ratio in carbon nanonet thin film transistors. Nano Research, 2 (2). pp. 167-175.

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A new technique to reduce the influence of metallic carbon nanotubes (CNTs) relevant for large-scale integrated circuits based on CNT-nanonet transistors is proposed and verified. Historically, electrical and chemical filtering of the metallic CNTs have been used to improve the ON/OFF ratio of CNT-nanonet transistors; however, the corresponding degradation in ON-current has made these techniques somewhat unsatisfactory. Here, we abandon the classical approaches in favor of a new approach based on relocation of asymmetric percolation threshold of CNT-nanonet transistors by a technique called ‚Äústriping‚ÄĚ; this allows fabrication of transistors with ON/OFF ratio >1000 and ON-current degradation no more than a factor of 2. We offer fi rst principle numerical models, experimental confi rmation, and renormalization arguments to provide a broad theoretical and experimental foundation of the proposed method.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanonet - Carbon nanotube - flexible electronics - thin film transistors
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
ID Code:4132
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:19 Jun 2009 16:49
Last Modified:19 Jun 2009 16:49

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