Title: Double-wall carbon nanotube interconnects: experimental measurements, physical and circuit modelling

Authors: Zoheir Kordrostami, Mohammad Hossein Sheikhi, Iman Hassaninia

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Zand Avenue, Shiraz, Iran; Nanotechnology Research Institute, Shiraz University, Mollasadra Avenue, Shiraz, Iran. ' Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Zand Avenue, Shiraz, Iran; Nanotechnology Research Institute, Shiraz University, Mollasadra Avenue, Shiraz, Iran. ' Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Zand Avenue, Shiraz, Iran; Nanotechnology Research Institute, Shiraz University, Mollasadra Avenue, Shiraz, Iran

Abstract: Double-wall carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs) contacted by optimised Ti electrodes have been investigated. By using the described contacting technology, the DWCNT can be used as an ideal interconnect. Examining the dynamic response of the DWCNT interconnect, it is shown that the DWCNTs are faster than single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). Two conducting shells provide DWCNTs a lower resistance than SWCNTs. Experimental measurements and physical models have been used to develop a circuit model for simulating the DWCNT|s current and dynamic response as an interconnect.

Keywords: double-wall carbon nanotubes; DWCNTs; DWCNT interconnect; dynamic response; CNTs; nanotechnology; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2010.033870

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 2010 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.278 - 287

Available online: 02 Jul 2010 *

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