Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Printed Integrated Circuits

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: HR0011-10-9-0003
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0322
Amount: $749,780.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-014
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
22207 Linda Drive, Torrance, CA, 90505
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chongwu Zhou
 Principal Investigator
 (626) 841-1816
Business Contact
 Kosmas Galatsis
Title: COO
Phone: (310) 874-3024
Research Institution
Our Phase II SBIR project will aim to develop a manufacturing path for a printed integrated circuit (PICs) platform based on thin film transistors (TFT) constructed using carbon nanotube (CNT) fabrics. The Phase II project will continue this development towards a complete TFT CNT printing platform via the demonstration of TFT devices and circuits such as a CNT complementary transistor pair (n- and p-type), inverter circuits, ring oscillator circuits and RF (radio frequency) transistors. These developments will lead towards the pathway in prototyping ink-jet printed biosensors for hormone detection. Essential technical challenges that will be addressed within Phase II include scaling the purification of semiconducting CNT inks for manufacturing, development of stable n-type doping methods, the development of a TFT gate stack and the optimization of TFT device and circuit printing. Our ultimate goal is to develop a simple and low-cost CNT ink-jet printing platform where one can simply print devices, sensors or circuits with a push of a button.

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