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Carbon Nanotube Field-Effect Transistors Nicholas Brown ECE 4000 L07 Fall 2004
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Summary Introduction Advantages of using CNTs An early example of CNT FET Future applications Current limitations of the CNT technology Assessment of the future of CNTs
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Introduction Moore’s Law – doubling of transistors every 18 months Cannot continue at present pace Viable options for future chips
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Carbon Nanotubes
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Advantages of CNTs Low resistance low power dissipation Non-reliance on silicon dioxide Ballistic transport Modify electrical properties
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An Example of Early CNT FET
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Unformatted text preview: CNT acts as channel Current controlled by the energy barrier at contacts Increase gate voltage, thin energy barrier Future Applications Light emitting transistor Light detector Metal wiring for circuits Ultra-small inductors Current Limitations on Technology Unreliable technique for manufacturing Incorporation into CMOS circuit designs Assessment of Future Time needed to overcome major limitations Competing technologies will hinder CNT expansion Questions...
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