High Performance Photoswitches Using Carbon Nanotube – Si Heterojunctions for Next Generation Optoelectronic Devices
The objective of this program is to investigate a novel photoresponse behavior in single-wall carbon nanotube – silicon based heterojunction architectures. A combination of experimental and theoretical studies will be used to understand the origin of this phenomenon. Using these architectures, high-performance optoelectronic switches for proof-of-concept circuit elements such as phototransistors, logic gates, and analog-to-digital converters will be developed.
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