Author : Subha. M 1
Date of Publication :7th November 2016
Abstract: This paper presents an insight into some of the recent breakthroughs in nanotechnology which includes various traditional devices like transistors, light emitting diode, capacitors, integrated circuits to achieve efficiency resulting in lesser time and low power consumption. Nanotechnology can be applied to the field of electronics using carbon nanotubes, which when used on a polyamide substrate of a semiconductor wafer provides high mobility, flexibility, shock resistance, on off ratios and switching speeds, impossible to be achieved with glass plates as substrates. Its usage in Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode displays results in high current driving capability unlike polycrystalline silicon in traditional Liquid Crystal Displays. Lately semiconductor nanowires have been developed, exhibiting transparency and highly uniform electrical performance. CNT FETs have come of age where single walled CNTs replace the silicon channel resulting in strong coupling thus shrinking the FET size. The latest area of development of CNTs have been in Super capacitors where CNT heterogeneous films are used to store high amount of energy catering to the needs of high power, energy density and long operation cycles. Thus this farsighted technology has helped in achieving unprecedented densities and speeds which is the need of the hour.