Thin Films of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Flexible Electronic Device Applications

Congjun Wang, Qing Cao

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Individual single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) offer tremendous opportunities to understand electronic properties in the 1D regime. For realistic applications that can take advantage of the extraordinary electronic, mechanical, and optical properties of SWNTs. SWNT thin films offer the best potential, especially in emerging areas such as next generation flexible and multifunctional electronics. Compared with existing technology and other potential materials envisioned for similar applications, SWNT films exhibit exceptional and unique properties, and at the same time are compatible with conventional semiconductor device materials and fabrication techniques. Transparent flexible and/or large area devices have been fabricated using SWNT films. The potential of using aligned SWNT arrays for high-frequency applications is also demonstrated. SWNTs demonstrate very high mobility, ∼10 000 cm2/V.s, and ballistic transport at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSemiconductor Nanomaterials for Flexible Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Photovoltaics and Electronics to Sensors and Energy Storage
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9781437778236
StatePublished - Apr 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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