Effect of ozone exposure on the electrical characteristics of high-purity, large-diameter semiconducting carbon nanotubes

Jia Gao, Yueh Lin Loo

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Abstract

In this study, we have elucidated the interactions between ozone and carbon nanotubes by monitoring the characteristics of field-effect transistors based on polymer-sorted, large-diameter semiconducting carbon nanotubes. The drain-source current of these transistors initially increases with ozone exposure and then it progressively decreases with increasing exposure beyond 3 min. This non-monotonic dependence of the drain-source current can be ascribed to two competing processes. At short ozone exposure, p-doping of carbon nanotubes dominates; the drain-source current thus increases as a result of increasing hole concentration. This effect is most evidenced in a progressive threshold voltage shift towards positive voltages with increasing exposure to ozone. At extended ozone exposure, chemical oxidation of carbon nanotubes instead dominates. The drain-source current decreases as a result of decreasing hole mobility. This effect manifests itself in a monotonic decrease in the mobility of these devices as a function of ozone exposure. This journal is

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10861-10865
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume16
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 14 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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