Thin-film transistors (TFTs) using a random network of semiconductor- enriched single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) were fabricated on a SiO2/Si substrate. Semiconductor-enriched SWCNTs were extracted from a pristine sample by centrifugation using agarose gel. Prior to depositing the SWCNTs, the substrate surface was modified by self-assembly of a monolayer of aminosilanes to produce an ideal two-dimensional network structure. As a result, all the TFTs fabricated on the substrate had on/off current ratios higher than 104without electrical breakdown, while TFTs fabricated using pristine SWCNTs had a broad distribution of on/off ratios from 101to 104. This improvement in transfer characteristics demonstrates a major advantage of using semiconductor-enriched SWCNTs.
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