Carbon Nanotubes
Semiconducting carbon nanotubes (sc-CNTs) are a highly attractive nanomaterial for next-generation, easy-to-fabricate, green electronics. Thanks to their high carrier mobilities for both electrons and holes, sc-CNTs have considerable potential to deliver high-performance thin-film transistors (TFTs) and circuits. Moreover, their facile and low-temperature processing via solution-based methods (e.g., printing) makes it possible to realise inexpensive sc-CNT Large-Area Electronics on flexible plastic substrates.

At the Pecunia Research Group, we seek to harness solution-deposited sc-CNTs into ultralow-power (< 1 nW) and ultralow-voltage electronics (< 1 V), which is in high demand for emerging batteryless applications—such as place-and-forget devices for health monitoring and remote sensors for infrastructure monitoring. Our approach involves the development of novel processing, device, and materials concepts that enable us to tailor the electronic properties of sc-CNT networks and their interfaces. We pursue this endeavour while relying on state-of-the-art deposition methods as well as detailed physical and materials characterisation. Our ultimate goal is to realise highly sustainable sc-CNT electronics that can function with the power available from compact ambient energy harvesters (e.g., solar cells, thermoelectric modules).

Representative publications

L. Portilla*, J. Zhao†, Y. Wang, L. Sun, F. Li, M. Robin, M. Wei, Z. Cui, L. G. Occhipinti†, T. D. Anthopoulos†, V. Pecunia†*, Ambipolar Deep-Subthreshold Printed-Carbon-Nanotube Transistors for Ultralow-Voltage and Ultralow-Power Electronics, ACS Nano, 14, 10, 14036–14046, 2020, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c06619


Vincenzo at Spring MRS 2021
Apr 19, 2021
Vincenzo presented at the 2021 Virtual MRS Spring Meeting.
Vincenzo at WNCST 2021
Mar 10, 2021
Vincenzo presented at the 2021 World Nano Congress on Advanced Science and Technology (WNCST 2021).
Vincenzo at InnoLAE 2021
Feb 24, 2021
Vincenzo presented at the 7th annual Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2021).
Vincenzo at FLEX 2021
Feb 23, 2021
Vincenzo presented at the 20th FLEX Conference & Exhibition.
Vincenzo joins the Editorial Board of Nanotechnology
Feb 19, 2021
Prof. Pecunia is pleased to accept the invitation to join the Editorial Board of the journal Nanotechnology.
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