Advances in Carbon Nanotube n-type Doping: Methods, Analysis and Applications

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Brownlie, Liam
Shapter, Joseph George
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Great advances in semiconductor technologies continue to be made with the demand for cheap, non-toxic, easily processed and environmentally friendly technologies on the rise. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are viewed as a promising candidate that satisfies these criteria however proper doping of the SWCNTs to provide n-type behaviour has been a persistent issue. In recent years, great advances have been made in providing air stable and efficient n-type doping of SWCNTs. This review presents the most recent and promising methods of n-type doping SWCNTs highlighted for their simplicity and quality of electrical properties. The analysis and major applications of these semiconductors with a focus on thermoelectric devices and transistors are discussed.
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semiconductor technologies, Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), n-type behaviour
Brownlie, L., & Shapter, J. (2018). Advances in carbon nanotube n-type doping: Methods, analysis and applications. Carbon, 126, 257–270. https://