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Nano Research

Article Title

Highly uniform carbon nanotube nanomesh network transistors

Keywords

carbon nanotube, network, thin-film transistor, nanomesh, solution process, highly uniform

Abstract

A new type of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) thin-film transistor (TFT) structure with a nanomesh network channel has been fabricated from a pre- separated semiconducting nanotube solution and simultaneously achieved both high uniformity and a high on/off ratio for application in large-scale integrated circuits. The nanomesh structure is prepared on a high-density SWNT network channel and enables a high on/off ratio while maintaining the excellent uniformity of the electrical properties of the SWNT TFTs. These effects are attributed to the effective elimination of metallic paths across the source/drain electrodes by forming the nanomesh structure in the high-density SWNT network channel. Therefore, our approach can serve as a critical foundation for future nanotube-based thin- film display electronics.

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Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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