30 May 2013 Carbon nanotube macroelectronics: toward system-on-plastic
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We report solution-based processing of high-purity semiconducting carbon nanotube networks that has led to low-cost fabrication of large quantity of thin-film transistors (TFTs) with excellent yield and highly uniform, respectable performance on mechanically flexible substrates. Based on the semiconducting carbon nanotube TFTs, a wide range of macro-scale system-level electronics have been demonstrated including flexible integrated circuits, flexible full-color active-matrix organic light-emitting diode display, and smart interactive skin sensor that can simultaneously map and respond to the outside stimulus. Our work shows carbon nanotubes’ immense promise as a low-cost and scalable TFT technology for nonconventional electronic systems with excellent performances.
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Chuan Wang, Kuniharu Takei, Toshitakei Takahashi, Ali Javey, "Carbon nanotube macroelectronics: toward system-on-plastic", Proc. SPIE 8725, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications V, 87251J (30 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015669; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2015669
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