Carla M Aguirre

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The electroluminescence (EL) properties from single-wall carbon nanotube network field-effect transistors (NNFETs) and small bundle carbon nanotube field effect transistors (CNFETs) are studied using spectroscopy and imaging in the near-infrared (NIR). At room temperature, NNFETs produce broad (approximately 180 meV) and structured NIR spectra, while they(More)
Graphene field effect transistors (FETs) are extremely sensitive to gas exposure. Charge transfer doping of graphene FETs by atmospheric gas is ubiquitous but not yet understood. We have used graphene FETs to probe minute changes in electrochemical potential during high-purity gas exposure experiments. Our study shows quantitatively that electrochemistry(More)
We have investigated the charge injection efficiency of carbon nanotube electrodes for organic semiconducting layers and compared their performance to that of traditional noble metal electrodes. Our results reveal that charge injection from a single carbon nanotube electrode is more than an order of magnitude more efficient than charge injection from metal(More)
We report on the dynamics of the dielectric function of single-wall carbon nanotubes in the 10-30 THz frequency range after ultrafast laser excitation. The absence of a distinct free-carrier response is attributed to the photogeneration of strongly bound excitons in the tubes with large energy gaps. We find a feature of enhanced transmission caused by the(More)
We investigated the performance of carbon nanotube (CNT) array electrodes applied to n-type and ambipolar phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) thin film transistors on a SiO(2) dielectric substrate. Compared to conventional Au electrodes, CNT arrays provide better injection efficiency, improved switching behavior, higher electron mobility, and lower(More)
The far-infrared conductivity of single-wall carbon-nanotube ensembles is dominated by a broad absorption peak around 4 THz whose origin is still debated. We observe an overall depletion of this peak when the nanotubes are excited by a short visible laser pulse. This finding excludes optical absorption due to a particle-plasmon resonance and instead shows(More)
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