Solution-processed single-walled carbon nanotube field effect transistors and bootstrapped inverters for disintegratable, transient electronics

Sung Hun Jin, Jongmin Shin, In Tak Cho, Sang Youn Han, Dong Joon Lee, Chi Hwan Lee, Jong Ho Lee, John A. Rogers

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Abstract

This paper presents materials, device designs, and physical/electrical characteristics of a form of nanotube electronics that is physically transient, in the sense that all constituent elements dissolve and/or disperse upon immersion into water. Studies of contact effects illustrate the ability to use water soluble metals such as magnesium for source/drain contacts in nanotube based field effect transistors. High mobilities and on/off ratios in transistors that use molybdenum, silicon nitride, and silicon oxide enable full swing characteristics for inverters at low voltages (5 V) and with high gains.Dissolution/disintegration tests of such systems on water soluble sheets of polyvinyl alcohol demonstrate physical transience within 30 min.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number013506
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume105
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 7 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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