Norman Hascoe Distinguished Lecture Series

Scientific Issues with Carbon Nanotube Transistors

Richard Martel
Chemistry Department
University of Montreal

Electroactive molecules and molecular nanostructures are explored intensively as new alternative materials for electronic applications. Among the most promising systems for molecular electronics, the single-wall carbon nanotubes (CNs) are particularly interesting. These long cylindrical nanostructures involve covalent bonds, which make them exceptionally strong. Moreover, they offer excellent conduction and high current carrying capabilities. I will quickly review their electrical properties and show the recent progress for building carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNFETs). We will also present physical and chemical phenomena occurring at the metal-nanotube junctions. Finally, I will present the smallest light source based on a CNFET with an emission wavelength in the near IR region.

Monday, November 17, 2003
4:00 PM
Gant Science Complex
Physics Department
Room P36

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