‘Nanonet’ circuits closer to making flexible electronics a reality

Researchers have overcome a major obstacle in producing transistors from networks of carbon nanotubes, a technology that could make it possible to print circuits on plastic sheets for applications including flexible displays and an electronic skin to cover an entire aircraft to monitor crack formation.

so-called “nanonet” technology – circuits made of numerous carbon nanotubes randomly overlapping in a fishnet-like structure – has been plagued by a critical flaw: The network is contaminated with metallic nanotubes that cause short circuits.

 

The discovery solves this problem by cutting the nanonet into strips, preventing short circuits by breaking the path of metallic nanotubes.

For more information visit http://news.uns.purdue.edu/x/2008b/080723AlamFlexible.html

source: http://www.ncn.purdue.edu

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~ by vascoteixeira on October 30, 2008.

 
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