Solution processable nanowire field-effect transistors

Assembly of field-effect transistors (FETs) using semiconducting inks at low temperatures on large areas, and on optically transparent substrates, are finding potential applications in many areas including: sensors, RFID tags, memory elements, and flexible display applications.

Single-crystalline semiconducting nanowires (NW) are offering  potential breakthroughs in the area of high performance, low cost device assembly due to their proven high charge carrier mobility and compatibility with solution based assembly. Their unique aspect ratio permits NWs to be dispersed in solvents and processed as inks to ‘bridge’ device electrodes at room temperature.

References

C. Opoku, L. Chen, F. Meyer, M. Shkunov “Solution Processable Nanowire Field-Effect Transistors”, MRS Proceedings, 1287,  2011, mrsf10-1287-f10-03 doi:10.1557/opl.2011.1437

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