Semiconductor nanomaterials for radio frequency devices and systems

John A. Rogers

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The excellent electronic, thermal and mechanical properties of semiconductor nanomaterials, ranging form single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) to GaAs nanomembranes and nanowires, together with the ability to integrate them onto a wide range of substrate types, create opportunities for their use in various areas of electronics, ranging from heterogeneously integrated systems for applications in communications to large area distributed circuits for flexible displays. In these cases, organized assemblies of these materials can provide effective thin film type semiconductors for scalable circuit integration. T his talk describes our research in this area, and highlights (1) methods for self-aligned growth of large scale, perfectly aligned arrays of perfectly linear SWNTs, (2) strategies to create and manipulate nanomembranes and nanowires of GaAs, and (3) device and circuit implementations, including high mobility transistors with GHz switching speeds, transistor radios and medium-scale digital logic circuits on flexible plastic substrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, MTT 2010
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, MTT 2010 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: May 23 2010May 28 2010

Publication series

NameIEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest
ISSN (Print)0149-645X


Other2010 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, MTT 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA


  • Circuit
  • Nanomaterials
  • Radio frequency
  • Transistor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Radiation
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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