Flexible high-performance carbon nanotube integrated circuits.

@article{Sun2011FlexibleHC,
  title={Flexible high-performance carbon nanotube integrated circuits.},
  author={Dong-Ming Sun and Marina Y. Timmermans and Ying Tian and Albert G. Nasibulin and Esko I. Kauppinen and Shigeru Kishimoto and Takashi Mizutani and Yutaka Ohno},
  journal={Nature nanotechnology},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={
          156-61
        }
}
Carbon nanotube thin-film transistors are expected to enable the fabrication of high-performance, flexible and transparent devices using relatively simple techniques. However, as-grown nanotube networks usually contain both metallic and semiconducting nanotubes, which leads to a trade-off between charge-carrier mobility (which increases with greater metallic tube content) and on/off ratio (which decreases). Many approaches to separating metallic nanotubes from semiconducting nanotubes have been… 

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