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Medium Scale Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Integrated Circuits on Flexible Plastic Substrates

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20110147715
8,946,683
A1
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The present invention provides device components geometries and fabrication strategies for enhancing the electronic performance of electronic devices based on thin films of randomly oriented or partially aligned semiconducting nanotubes. In certain aspects, devices and methods of the present invention incorporate a patterned layer of randomly oriented or partially aligned carbon nanotubes, such as one or more interconnected SWNT networks, providing a semiconductor channel exhibiting improved electronic properties relative to conventional nanotubes-based electronic systems.
Rogers, John A. (Champaign, IL), Cao, Qing (Urbana, IL), Alam, Muhammad (West Lafayette, IN), Pimparkar, Ninad (Sunnyvale, CA)
PURDUE RESEARCH FOUNDATION (West Lafayette IN)
12/ 996,924
June 16, 2009
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support awarded by the following agencies: National Science Foundation Grant NIRT-0403489 and U.S. Department of Energy Grant DE-FG02-07ER46471. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.