Ink Jet Printing of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Integrated Circuits

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,822.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0346
Award Id:
91721
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0329
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
409 W. Maple St., Yadkinville, NC, 27055
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
041336913
Principal Investigator:
Jay Gaillard
Chief Technical Officer
(336) 849-7474
gaillardj@nanotechlabs.com
Business Contact:
Richard Czerw
President
(336) 403-7762
czerwr@nanotechlabs.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of the proposed work is to evaluate the viability of printing integrated circuits using Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) as the base material. Commercially, the impact of advanced printing electronics technology is significant. These technologies have the potential to reduce manufacturing costs and ultimately lead to an industry- wide improvement in manufacturing time efficiency. In this work, we plan to isolate semiconducting SWNTs using the density gradient method, and then functionalize them to be used as p- and n- type channels for ink-jet printed TFTs. In collaboration with Foster Miller and BAE systems, we will ink-jet print the SWNT solutions made at NanoTechLabs including metallic interconnects using both metallic SWNTs and small diameter metallic MWNTs. The end goal of this work is to create viable semiconducting and metallic nanotube inks along with a compatible polymeric solution which can be used to print the needed components for a nanotube-based logic circuit.

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