Semiconductors & Integrated Circuits
Floating Evaporative Assembly Of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes
Inventors: Michael Arnold, Padma Gopalan, Gerald Brady, Yongho Joo, Harold Evensen
High density films of semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes having a high degree of nanotube alignment are provided. Also provided are methods of making the films and field effect transistors (FETs) that incorporate the films as conducting channel materials. The single-walled carbon nanotubes are deposited from a thin layer of organic solvent containing solubilized single-walled carbon nanotubes that is spread over the surface of an aqueous medium, inducing evaporative self-assembly upon contacting a solid substrate.