Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Printed Integrated Circuits

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$749,780.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HR0011-10-9-0003
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0322
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-014
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Aneeve
22207 Linda Drive, Torrance, CA, 90505
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Chongwu Zhou
Principal Investigator
(626) 841-1816
chongwu@aneeve.com
Business Contact:
Kosmas Galatsis
COO
(310) 874-3024
kos@aneeve.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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