Nanotubes on Display: How Carbon Nanotubes Can Be Integrated into Electronic Displays

Justin Opatkiewicz, Melburne C. LeMieux, Zhenan Bao

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Abstract

Random networks of single-walled carbon nanotubes show promise for use in the field of flexible electronics. Nanotube networks have been difficult to utilize because of the mixture of electronic types synthesized when grown. A variety of separation techniques have been developed, but few can readily be scaled up. Despite this issue, when metallic percolation pathways can be separated out or etched away, these networks serve as high-quality thinfilm transistors with impressive device characteristics. A new article in this issue illustrates this point and the promise of these materials. With more work, these devices can be implemented in transparent displays in the next generation of hand-held electronics. © 2010 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2975-2978
Number of pages4
JournalACS Nano
Volume4
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 22 2010
Externally publishedYes

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