Thursday, December 30, 2010

US Patent 7858968 - Organic CNTFET

This patent from Panasonic teaches a thin film organic transistor using nanotubes in the channel for applications such as flexible LCDs. Claim 1 reads:

1. A field effect transistor comprising:

a semiconductor layer through which carriers injected from a source region travel toward a drain region,

the semiconductor layer being formed from a composite material comprising an organic semiconductor material and nanotubes,

wherein plural ones of the nanotubes are chemically joined with each other in the semiconductor layer.