Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials

Carbon Nanotubes Applications on Electron Devices

Edited by Jose Mauricio Marulanda, ISBN 978-953-307-496-2, 570 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published August 01, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/977

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), discovered in 1991, have been a subject of intensive research for a wide range of applications. In the past decades, although carbon nanotubes have undergone massive research, considering the success of silicon, it has, nonetheless, been difficult to appreciate the potential influence of carbon nanotubes in current technology. The main objective of this book is therefore to give a wide variety of possible applications of carbon nanotubes in many industries related to electron device technology. This should allow the user to better appreciate the potential of these innovating nanometer sized materials. Readers of this book should have a good background on electron devices and semiconductor device physics as this book presents excellent results on possible device applications of carbon nanotubes. This book begins with an analysis on fabrication techniques, followed by a study on current models, and it presents a significant amount of work on different devices and applications available to current technology.