High-mobility transistors based on nanoassembled carbon nanotube semiconducting layer and SiO2 nanoparticle dielectric layer

Wei Xue, Yi Liu, Tianhong Cui

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Abstract

The authors report the fabrication and characterization of high-mobility thin-film transistors (TFTs) using layer-by-layer (LBL) nano self-assembled single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) as the semiconducting material and Si O2 nanoparticles as the gate dielectric material. The channel length and the effective thickness of the SWCNT semiconductor layer are 50 μm and 38 nm, respectively. The effective thickness of the Si O2 dielectric layer is 180 nm. The SWCNT TFT exhibits p -type semiconductor characteristics and operates in the accumulation mode, with a hole mobility (μp) of 168.5 cm2 V s, a normalized transconductance (gm W) of 0.5 Sm, a threshold voltage (Vth) of -3 V, and an on/off current ratio (Ionoff) of 4.2. The combination technique with LBL nano self-assembly and microlithography provides a simple, low-temperature, and highly efficient approach to fabricate inexpensive TFT devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number163512
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume89
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2006

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