Radio-frequency transmission properties of carbon nanotubes in a field-effect transistor configuration

Min Zhang, Xiao Huo, Philip Ching Ho Chan, Qi Liang, Z. K. Tang

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In this letter, the radio-frequency (RF) transmission properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been characterized up to the frequency of 12 GHz in a carbon nanotube field-effect transistor (CNFET) configuration using a two-port S-parameter method for the first time. The RF characteristics of the CNTs were measured from the drain to the source of the CNFET. A resistance, inductance, and capacitance model has been proposed, and the element values have been extracted. Without the effect of the parasitics, the RF signal transmission in the CNTs presents no degeneration even at 12 GHz. The capacitive contact between CNTs and metal electrodes is reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-670
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Electron Device Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbon nanotube (CNT)
  • Radio frequency (RF)
  • S-parameter
  • Transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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