Single-walled carbon nanotubes for high-performance electronics

Qing Cao, Shu Jen Han

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Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) could replace silicon in high-performance electronics with their exceptional electrical properties and intrinsic ultra-thin body. During the past five years, the major focus of this field is gradually shifting from proof-of-concept prototyping in academia to technology development in industry with emphasis on manufacturability and integration issues. This article reviews recent advances, starting with experimental and modeling works that evaluate the potential of adopting SWNTs in ultimately scaled transistors. Techniques to separate nanotubes according to their electronic types and assemble them into aligned arrays are then discussed, followed by a description of the engineering aspects in their implementation in integrated circuits and systems. A concluding discussion provides some perspectives on future challenges and research opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8852-8863
Number of pages12
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 7 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science


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