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Development of Irreplaceable Devices by Creation of the Second Generation Carbon Nanotube

Research Project Outline

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are classified into two types, metals and semiconductors. The mixed production of them obstructed the practical use. In this project, we first develop a new technology to separate CNTs almost perfectly into semiconductors and metals. Further we insert other molecules into CNTs to control the electronic properties and finally create highly functional the second generation CNTs. By using them, we develop high-performance thin film transistors and nonlinear optical devices exploiting the original potential of CNT.

Research Director
Group Leader, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
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Establishment of Innovative Manufacturing Technology Based on Nanoscience
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