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Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials Colloquium Richard Martel


03 December 2009 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Richard Martel

Regroupement Québécois sur les matériaux de pointe et départment de chimie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Title: Progress in carbon nanotube electronics and photonics
Date: Thu Dec 3, 2009
Start: 16.00 (Doors open and coffee available at 15.30)
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080


In electronics and photonics, the intrinsic properties of the semiconducting materials play a dominant role in achieving high performance devices and circuits. In this respect, carbon nanotubes are prime candidates because of their exceptionally high carrier mobility, low capacitance, and strong optical responses (direct band-gap).

Although these properties compare very favorably with those of crystalline silicon, many issues related to their synthesis, processing, and assembly have challenged efforts for making electronic and photonic devices.

Addition hurdles related to the control of their interfaces were also found. Tremendous progress has nevertheless been achieved over the years and much has been learned from novel photonic devices and electronic circuits. In the present talk we review some of the developments and examine the issues and opportunities that still exist.

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