|Towards "recreation of electronics", we study ultimately-scaled
devices and novel functional devices such as flexible devices, utilizing
specific properties of nanostructure and nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes.
We also study ecotechnologies to manufacture electron devices with printing technology for realizing a "low-carbon society".
World's first carbon nnaotube ICs on transparent plastic film; published in Nature Nanotechnology
We have developed a simple and fast process to manufacture high quality carbon nanotube-based thin film transistors (TFT) on a plastic substrate. The world’s first sequential logic circuits using carbon nanotubes has been realized. The results were published in nature nanotechnology (Impact Factor = 30.3).
MSI by carbon nanotubes
We have realized an ring oscillator where 108 carbon nanotube thin-film transistors (TFTs) were integrated. This IC is the first Medium-scale integration (MSI) with carbon nanotube devices. This study has been published in APEX. Appl. Phys. Exp. 3, 115101 (2010)
N. Fukaya got Young Scientist Poster Award
Norihiro Fukaya won the Young Scientist Poster Award at the 44th Fullerene-Nanotube-Graphene General Symposium.
CNT-TFT Made With Flexographic Printing Technology
Kentaro Higuchi presented CNT-TFTs fabricated with flexographic printing technology at JSAP meeting. His work was introduced in Nikkei Tech-On!
Dr. D.-M. Sun got NT11 Best Poster Prize
Dr. Dong-ming Sun was selected as NT11 Best Poster Prize Winner for his poster presentation entitled "High-performance, Functional Carbon nanotube Integrated Circuits On Plastic" in the 12th International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes (NT11) held at Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK.
Y. Okigawa got Best Student Presentation Award
Yuki Okigawa got the Best Student Presentation Award in Electron Device Workshop, IEICE Electronics Society.