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Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have many exceptional electronic properties. Realizing the full potential of SWNTs in realistic electronic systems requires a scalable approach to device and circuit integration. We report the use of dense, perfectly aligned arrays of long, perfectly linear SWNTs as an effective thin-film semiconductor suitable for(More)
The electrostatic coupling between singled-walled carbon nanotube ͑SWCNT͒ networks/arrays and planar gate electrodes in thin-film transistors ͑TFTs͒ is analyzed both in the quantum limit with an analytical model and in the classical limit with finite-element modeling. The computed capacitance depends on both the thickness of the gate dielectric and the(More)
The unique electronic properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) make them promising candidates for next generation electronics, particularly in systems that demand high frequency (e.g., radio frequency, RF) operation. Transistors that incorporate perfectly aligned, parallel arrays of SWNTs avoid the practical limitations of devices that use(More)
Short single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have been proposed as good candidates for artificial nano-scale channels due to their small size and stable structure. Unlike many insulating biological channels in nature, the nanotubes respond to external charges and electric potentials effectively due their delocalized /spl pi/-electrons. We study the(More)
Helical wrapping of single-strand DNA around single-wall nanotubes (SWNTs) results in the symmetry breaking and modification of the nanotube band structure. Empirical tight-binding theory was employed to investigate this symmetry breaking and modulation of the electronic and optical properties of a SWNT in the field of an ionized DNA. The model allows the(More)
Recent studies and device demonstrations indicate that horizontally aligned arrays of linearly configured single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) can serve as an effective thin film semiconductor material, suitable for scalable use in high-performance transistors. This paper presents the results of systematic investigations of the dependence of device(More)
We present theoretical and experimental studies of Schottky diodes that use aligned arrays of single-walled carbon nanotubes. A simple physical model, taking into account the basic physics of current rectification, can adequately describe the single-tube and array devices. We show that for as-grown array diodes, the rectification ratio, defined by the(More)
The electronic properties of carbon nanotubes (NTs) in a uniform transverse field are investigated within a single orbital tight-binding (TB) model. For doped nanotubes, the dielectric function is found to depend not only on symmetry of the tube, but also on radius and Fermi level position. Bandgap opening/closing is predicted for zigzag tubes, while it is(More)
Confocal Raman spectroscopy has emerged as a major, versatile workhorse for the non-invasive characterization of graphene. Although it is successfully used to determine the number of layers, the quality of edges, and the effects of strain, doping and disorder, the nature of the experimentally observed broadening of the most prominent Raman 2D line has(More)
Significant acceleration of the photoluminescence (PL) decay rate was observed in water solutions of two rare earth ions (REIs), Tb and Eu. We propose that the time-resolved PL spectroscopy data are explained by a fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between the REIs. FRET was directly confirmed by detecting the induced PL of the energy acceptor,(More)