Spinning out nanotube transistors

  July 7/14, 2008
Spin carbon nanotubes onto a specially coated surface and semiconducting nanotubes separate from metallic tubes, congregate and align -- all in one step. The resulting thin films are efficient transistors. The process could make mass-produced carbon nanotube transistors commercially viable.

Thin-film transistors are widely used in computer displays, and could also be used in flexible electronic devices.

Research paper:
Self-Sorted, Aligned Nanotube Networks for Thin-Film Transistors
Science, July 4, 2008

Researcher's homepage:
Zhenan Bao

Related stories and briefs:
Soapy nanotube sorter

Back to TRN July 7/14, 2008

Research Watch blog
View from the High Ground Q&A
How It Works

RSS Feeds:
News  | Blog

Ad links: Clear History

Buy an ad link

Home     Archive     Resources    Feeds    Glossary
Search     Research Orgs    Events Dir.      Researchers     Bookshelf
   Contribute      T-shirts etc.     Ad Finder

© Copyright Technology Research News, LLC 2000-2008. All rights reserved.