High-speed, inkjet-printed carbon nanotube/zinc tin oxide hybrid complementary ring oscillators

Bongjun Kim, Seonpil Jang, Michael L. Geier, Pradyumna L. Prabhumirashi, Mark C Hersam, Ananth Dodabalapur

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Abstract

The materials combination of inkjet-printed single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and zinc tin oxide (ZTO) is very promising for large-area thin-film electronics. We compare the characteristics of conventional complementary inverters and ring oscillators measured in air (with SWCNT p-channel field effect transistors (FETs) and ZTO n-channel FETs) with those of ambipolar inverters and ring oscillators comprised of bilayer SWCNT/ZTO FETs. This is the first such comparison between the performance characteristics of ambipolar and conventional inverters and ring oscillators. The measured signal delay per stage of 140 ns for complementary ring oscillators is the fastest for any ring oscillator circuit with printed semiconductors to date.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3683-3687
Number of pages5
JournalNano Letters
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 11 2014

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Carbon Nanotubes
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN)
Field effect transistors
Zinc oxide
Tin oxides
zinc oxides
tin oxides
Carbon nanotubes
inverters
carbon nanotubes
oscillators
high speed
rings
field effect transistors
Electronic equipment
Semiconductor materials
Thin films
Networks (circuits)
Air
stannic oxide

Keywords

  • ambipolar transistor-based circuits
  • carbon nanotube transistors
  • Inkjet printing
  • printed complementary circuits
  • printed electronics
  • zinc tin oxide transistors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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High-speed, inkjet-printed carbon nanotube/zinc tin oxide hybrid complementary ring oscillators. / Kim, Bongjun; Jang, Seonpil; Geier, Michael L.; Prabhumirashi, Pradyumna L.; Hersam, Mark C; Dodabalapur, Ananth.

In: Nano Letters, Vol. 14, No. 6, 11.06.2014, p. 3683-3687.

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Kim, B, Jang, S, Geier, ML, Prabhumirashi, PL, Hersam, MC & Dodabalapur, A 2014, 'High-speed, inkjet-printed carbon nanotube/zinc tin oxide hybrid complementary ring oscillators', Nano Letters, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 3683-3687. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl5016014
Kim, Bongjun ; Jang, Seonpil ; Geier, Michael L. ; Prabhumirashi, Pradyumna L. ; Hersam, Mark C ; Dodabalapur, Ananth. / High-speed, inkjet-printed carbon nanotube/zinc tin oxide hybrid complementary ring oscillators. In: Nano Letters. 2014 ; Vol. 14, No. 6. pp. 3683-3687.
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