Carbon Nanotube Thin Films for High-Performance Flexible Electronics Applications


Carbon nanotube thin films have attracted considerable attention because of their potential use in flexible/stretchable electronics applications, such as flexible displays and wearable health monitoring devices. Due to recent progress in the post-purification processes of carbon nanotubes, high-purity semiconducting carbon nanotubes can be obtained for thin-film transistor applications. One of the key challenges for the practical use of carbon nanotube thin-film transistors is the thin-film formation technology, which is required for achieving not only high performance but also uniform device characteristics. In this paper, after describing the fundamental thin-film formation techniques, we review the recent progress of thin-film formation technologies for carbon nanotube-based flexible electronics.

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Hirotani, J., Ohno, Y. Carbon Nanotube Thin Films for High-Performance Flexible Electronics Applications. Top Curr Chem (Z) 377, 3 (2019).

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