Nanotechnology is a key tool to increase the capabilities of electronics devices while reducing their weight and thickness of the screens, and power consumption. Nanoelectronic applications can increase density memory chips or reduce the size of transistors used in integrated circuits.
For example, carbon nanotubes are used for building transistors with lower dimensions, while graphene films are used to enable very high speed for those devices.
Generally thermoplastic polymers are insulator materials with conductivity values of the order of 10-16 to 10-14 S/cm and additional fillers (e.g. metallic particles or carbon black) are needed to enhance their electrical conductivity. Recently, nanocomposites based on carbon nanostructures and thermoplastic polymers have been proposed. Electrical conductivity values of the order of semiconductors (10-10-102 S/cm) were found being suitable for their application in flexible transparent transistors, thin film loudspeakers, capacitors, solar cells, among other applications.
Graphene–conjugated polymer (CP) nanocomposites have shown potential applications in supercapacitors, photovoltaic devices, OLEDs, and biosensing devices. In addition to graphene, other 2D materials, such as metal dichalcogenide nanosheets, have recently attracted tremendous attention due to their outstanding performance in device applications.
|Application||Product or article||Improved properties||Nanomaterials|
|Electronics||Flat panel displays
Magnetic Random Access Memory
Ultra-high definition displays
Ultra-responive hearing aids
Antimicrobial/antibacterial coatings on keyboards and cell phone casings
Higher thermal resistance
Higher tensile strength
Higher electrical conductivity
Power conversion efficiency
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...electronic properties, hold great potential for the hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). We designed and synthesized a CN/BG hybrid electrocatalytic system with a porous and active graphite carbon nitride (CN) layer on boron-doped graphene (BG). A porous CN layer on graphene could provide exposed defects and edges that act as active sites for proton adsorption and reduction. The composition, structure, surface electronics... […]
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...Graphene Nanoplatelet and Reduced Graphene Oxide Functionalized by Ionic Liquid for CO2 Capture Energy & Fuels Li, Cheng, Hu, Liu, Zhou, and Cen 0 (0), Abstract: An ionic liquid (IL) [P66614][Triz] with a low regeneration temperature was loaded on a graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) and reduced graphene oxide (RGO) to accelerate the CO2 absorption rate. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) patterns ... Abstract | Full Text HTML | PDF w/ Links | Hi-Res PDF Efficient CO2 […]
...Electronic Nose System Based on Three-Dimensional Tin Oxide Nanotube Arrays In this work, we present a high-performance smart electronic nose (E-nose) system consisting of a multiplexed tin oxide (SnO2) nanotube sensor array, read-out circuit, wireless data transmission unit, mobile phone receiver, and data processing application (App). Using the designed nanotube sensor device structure in conjunction with multiple electrode materials, high-sensitivity gas detection and discrimination have […]
...Electronic Nose System Based on Three-Dimensional Tin Oxide Nanotube Arrays ACS Nano Chen, Chen, Boussaid, Zhang, Pan, Zhao, Bermak, Tsui, Wang, and Fan 0 (0), Abstract: In this work, we present a high-performance smart electronic nose (E-nose) system consisting of a multiplexed tin oxide (SnO2) nanotube sensor array, read-out circuit, wireless data transmission unit, mobile phone receiver, and data processing application ... Abstract | Full Text HTML | PDF w/ Links | Hi-Res PDF […]
...display with different sensing capabilities is presented. The sensing principle is based on the direct relationship between the light intensity of the lamp and the conductivity of the external layers. The proposed device is able to detect the ionic concentration of any conductive species. Using both top and bottom emission architectures, for the first time, a humidity sensor based on electroluminescent display functionalized by a graphene... […]