High-performance transparent flexible transistors using carbon nanotube films

Taishi Takenobu, Tetsuo Takahashi, Takayoshi Kanbara, Kazuhito Tsukagoshi, Yoshinobu Aoyagi, Yoshihiro Iwasa

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Abstract

Transparent flexible thin-film transistors (tf-TFTs) are an important focus of research since present silicon-based electronics cannot realize such devices. Here, we demonstrate a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) tf-TFTs based on the solution process using transparent electrodes. SWNT tf-TFTs typically exhibit a mobility of 0.5 cm2 V s and an on/off current ratio of ∼ 104. More importantly, these transistors are highly flexible and can be bent to a radius of 7.5 mm without a significant loss in performance. This study therefore represents a major step towards "SWNT transparent plastic electronics."

Original languageEnglish
Article number033511
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume88
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Takenobu, T., Takahashi, T., Kanbara, T., Tsukagoshi, K., Aoyagi, Y., & Iwasa, Y. (2006). High-performance transparent flexible transistors using carbon nanotube films. Applied Physics Letters, 88(3), 1-3. [033511]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2166693