Carbon Nanotube Polymer Metal Composites for Flexible Sensors and Interconnects

M. Shur
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States

Keywords: carbon nanotubes, flexible interconnects, sensors, composites

Carbon Nanotube Polymer Metal Composites for Flexible Sensors and Interconnects J. Park 1, X. Liu 1, T. Ytterdal 2, J.-H. Kim 3, J.Xu 3, M. Shu r1,4 1 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, email: shurm13@gmail.com 2 Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway 3 Brown University, Providence, RI, USA 4 Electronics of the Future, Inc., Vienna, VA 22181 We report on developing Metal Polymer Carbon Nanotube (MPCNT) composites for flexible active interconnects. Such MPCNT composites could tolerate several times more flexing or bending than similar metal-polymer composite interconnects without the carbon nanotube (CNT) mats. The MPCNT composites form a platform for CNT TFTs and sensors enabling active flexible interconnects and flexible displays for autonomous systems, IOT, and medical, defense, and wearable electronics. We present the compact Unifies Charge Control Models (UCCM) for CNT single FET and CNT TFTs that could be used for design, simulation, parameter extraction and circuit design for active flexible interconnects and RF components using the CNT mats, single CNTs, and MPCNT composites. The infinite binning supported by the UCCM enables excellent convergence for large scale simulations. The models are validated by comparison with the measured data.