Patterned carbon nanotube thin-film transistors with transfer-print assembly

V. K. Sangwan, D. R. Hines, V. W. Ballarotto, G. Esen, M. S. Fuhrer, E. D. Williams

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Conditions for the transfer printing of patterned carbon nanotube (CNT) films, along with a Au-gate, a poly methylmethacrylate (PMMA) dielectric layer and Au source-drain electrodes have been developed for the fabrication of thin-film transistors on a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) grown CNTs were patterned using a photolithographic method. Transfer printing was used to fabricate devices having both top gate and bottom gate configurations. Replacement of the SiO2 dielectric with PMMA correlates with a decreased hysteresis in the transconductance behavior. Encapsulation of the CNTs between the polymeric substrate and dielectric layer yields ambipolar behavior. Variations in device performance are also observed as a function of CNT film density and channel length, suggesting changing contributions of the metallic and semiconducting CNTs to the transport mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanowires and Carbon Nanotubes
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Applications
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781604234152
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 27 2006Dec 1 2006

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2006 MRS Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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