Pentacene nanotransistor with carbon nanotube electrodes

Kazuhito Tsukagoshi, Iwao Yagi, Yoshinobu Aoyagi

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An organic nanotransistor using pentacene nanocrystals connected by multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNT) was fabricated. It was found that in the device fabrication, the evaporated pentacene selectively grew around the nanotube electrodes. The effect was caused by the common nanounit combination of the carbon six-membered ring contained in the pentacene and the nanotube. It was concluded that the nanotransistor showed controllable transistor operation at room temperature and coulomb blockade oscillations at 4.2 K in gate voltage characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1021-1023
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Aug 9
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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